Mumbo Jumbo

Ishmael Reed (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
June 11, 1996
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.08 X 0.52 X 8.26 inches | 0.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684824772

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About the Author

Ishmael Reed is the author of over twenty-five books including Mumbo Jumbo, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, Conjugating Hindi, Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico and most recently Why the Black Hole Sings the Blues and The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is also a publisher, television producer, songwriter, radio and television commentator, lecturer, and has long been devoted to exploring an alternative black aesthetic: the trickster tradition, or Neo-Hoodooism. A regular contributor to CounterPunch and founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over thirty years, retiring in 2005. Reed is the only person to be nominated for the National Book Award in two categories in the same year.

Reviews

James Baldwin A great writer.
The New York Times Part vision, part satire, part farce...A wholly original, unholy cross between the craft of fiction and witchcraft.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Author of Colored people From its title on, Mumbo Jumbo serves as a critique of black and Western literary forms and conventions, and of the complex relationships between the two.
The Boston Globe Brilliant, phantasmal, eccentric...A visionary comic myth.
The Saturday Review A "HooDoo" thriller, an all-out assault on Western civilization...Reed's best novel.