This work represents a fascinating portrait of Ali, offering a balanced portrayal that is often omitted from other books. In addition, Reed will discuss his other recent work. This conversation will be moderated by journalist Stephen Henderson. This free event will stream live on the Jefferson County Library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JeffCoLibMO. About the Author Ishmael Reed is an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, songwriter, lecturer and publisher. His play on the Broadway musical Hamilton, The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, garnered three 2019 AUDELCO awards. His most recent novel is The Terrible Fours (Baraka Books, 2021). He lives in Oakland.