Ishmael Reed with Marina Garcés

Primera Persona 2018

Ishmael Reed is a key figure in the history of Afro-American culture. Initially influenced by the beat and Harlem Renaissance poets, his free, rhythmic prose and his beautiful jazz delirium have made him one of the authors who have best managed to explain the ancestral myths of black history with the most avant-garde proposals. In addition to his roles as a lecturer at the University of California and as a poet, here we discover his talents as a novelist, with titles like Mumbo Jumbo (1972). Reed talks to the philosopher, thinker, teacher and activist Marina Garcés, recently awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona Essay Award for her book Nova il·lustració radical (2017).

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Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative

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