Ishmael Reed on Mark Twain and The N-Word

This week, Publishers Weekly reported that a coming edition of Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” will omit racially-sensitive language, like the n-word, which it will replace with the word slave. We asked award-winning novelist, poet and critic Ishmael Reed to offer his take on the story. Note: Some of the language in this essay is just the kind of thing that some folks are trying to edit out of Mark Twain’s books.

Read the full article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/01/05/should-mark-twain-be-allowed-t...

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Wed, 05 Jan 2011