By Dana A. Williams
African American Humor, Irony, and Satire: Ishmael Reed, mockingly talking comprises decide on court cases from the yearly center s Day convention, subsidized via the dep. of English at Howard college. one of the assortment s many strengths is the variety of essays incorporated right here. Essays on Ishmael Reed middle the gathering, and satirists from George Schuyler to Aaron McGruder are tested as are pop culture comedians Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. hence, the gathering provides extensively to the physique of scholarship on conventional and non-traditional interpretations of humor, irony, and satire. What those essays additionally exhibit is how the lens of humor, irony, and satire as a manner of examining texts is principally invaluable in highlighting the complexity of African American existence and tradition. The essays additionally discover the most important yet no so seen connections among African american citizens and different international cultures.
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African American Humor, Irony and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking by Dana A. Williams