Reed is an acclaimed author, poet and retired professor. He has been nominated for the National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. For 35 years, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley. His works include: “Flight to Canada,” “The Free-Lance Pallbearers: An Irreverent Novel,” “Japanese by Spring,” “The Last Days of Louisiana Red,” “Mumbo Jumbo,” “Shrovetide in Old New Orleans,” “The Terrible Twos,” “Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down.”
Charles R. Saunders
Saunders is a Black Canadian journalist and Afrofuturist/sci-fi author. Some of his works include “Imaro,” “The Quest for Cush (Imaro 2),” “The Trail of Bohu (Imaro 3).” His most popular work is “Imaro” (1981). This story takes place on the continent of Nyumbani. Imaro is our hero who struggles to be accepted by his people. He goes on many adventures that put him through tests of mind and body in order to make a name for himself.