MultiAmerica: Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace

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Ishmael Reed
Viking, 1997 - Social Science - 468 pages
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"Multi-America is an unprecedented, unpredictable and absolutely refreshing anthology. Ishmael Reed has brought together a rainbow collection of ethnic Americans to challenge the communications oligopolies that have dominated the discussion of race in this country. It provides perspectives from points of view that have been omitted from the discussion of race in the United States: African American, Native American, Asian American and Euro-ethnic, Italian American, Irish American, etc. These marginalized voices speak out on a broad spectrum of topics: an Irish American discusses what has been lost in assimilation; an Afrocentrist responds to the one-sided depiction of Afrocentrism; Latinos discuss the violent racial conflicts between blacks and Latinos. They represent, for the first time, the authentic voice of the new Rainbow America."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Who's afraid of hyphenated Americans? Certainly not literary- gumbo mixmaster Reed, the presiding intelligence of a lively anthology brimming with contrarian ideas and not a little polemic on the ... Read full review

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The Simpson trials, the controversy over Ebonics, and recent California legislation aimed at illegal aliens are but three examples of how America no longer lives up to the "melting pot" image ... Read full review


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Ishmael Reed is one of America's most renowned African-American writers. He is the author of plays, poetry and novels, including Japanese by Spring. He lives in Oakland, California.

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