African Americans--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century--Fiction.; Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--History--Fiction.
Schriner trade paperback edition; 50th anniversary edition; "Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed's brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious commentary on out society."--Back cover
African Americans--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century--Fiction.; Private investigators--Fiction.; Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--History--Fiction.
Unabridged.; Downloadable audio file.; Title from title screen (viewed March 3, 2011).; A strange psychic epidemic called "Jes Grew" is spreading through the country, affecting millions. People start doing stupid sensual things with abandon, and civilization itself is threatened. PaPa LaBas, a HooDoo detective, is trying to find out the origins of the Jes Grew--not because he wants to cure it, but because he's ready for a new kind of society.
1st ed.; Novels : from The free-lance pall bearers. from Yellow back radio broke-down. from Mumbo jumbo. from The last days of Louisiana Red. from Flight to Canada. from The terrible twos. from Reckless eyeballing. from The terrible threes. from Japanese by spring -- Essays : Airing dirty laundry. God made Alaska for the Indians. 300 years of 1984. Bigger and O.J. Soyinka among the monoculturalists. Eldridge Cleaver. The fourth Ali. Shrovetide in old New Orleans -- Poems -- Plays : Hubba City. The preacher and the rapper.
American literature--African American authors--Literary collections.; African Americans--Literary collections.; American literature--20th century--Literary collections.
First Anchor edition; "An anthology of original American writing for the 1970s."; "A Doubleday Anchor book."; "Black mass" from the novel The life and loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger / Cecil Brown-- Chapter 16 from the novel Groove, bang and jive around/ Steve Cannon-- "Goong hai fot choy" from the novel A Chinese lady dies/ Frank Chin-- An excerpt from the novel Rhythm section/part one/ Victor Hernandez Cruz-- Part one of a two-part prologue from the novel We can't breathe/ Ronald Fair-- "Sly and the family stone," Black music criticism/ David Henderson-- Excerpt from the novel Scarecrow people/ Calvin Hernton-- Answers in progress from Tales/ Leroi Jones-- "Jest, like Sam" from the novel Dunfords travels everywhere/ William Melvin Kelley-- Chapter X from an untitled novel/ Paul Lofty-- We is grunts and Gypsy from the novel All-night visitors/ Clarence Major-- Legacy, a play/ Charles Patterson-- The finger meal, a play/ Ronald J. Pringle-- Hoom, a short story/ N.H. Pritchard-- Excerpt from the novel Tales of poor Ulysses/ Lennox Raphael-- Cab Calloway stands in for the moon, from the novel Mumbo jumbo/ Ishmael Reed-- Part I, sections 5 and 6, from the novel The man who cried I am/ John A. Williams-- Chapters 4 and 5 from the novel The wig/ Charles Wright-- Excerpt from the novel Snakes/ Al Young.
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Title from title page.; Typescript draft with corrections and revisions, photocopy, of Mumbo jumbo (1972), Ishmael Reed's novel set in New York City in the 1920s.
Reed, Ishmael, 1938---Criticism and interpretation.; African Americans in literature.
Part I. 1960s -- Book reviews general : The free-lance pallbearers / Kenneth Kinnamon (1967) review -- Ishmael Reed's The free-lance pallbearers or the dialectics of shit / Michel Fabre (1977) article -- From Books : new Black writers / Irving Howe (1969) review -- From Books in black / Ishmael Reed (1970) letter to editor -- Irving Howe replies / Irving Howe(1970) letter to the editor -- Postmodernist rhetoric in Ishmael Reed's Yellow back radio broke-down / Michel Fabre (1982) article-- Part II. 1970s -- Mumbo jumbo (1972) : Part vision, part satire, part farce, part funeral / Alan Friedman (1972) review -- The Black roots are back / Lorenzo Thomas (1973) review -- Nature as sacred text : an ecocritical reading of Mumbo jumbo / Lisa Slappey (1998) article -- Blacking the zero : toward a semiotics of neo-hoodoo / Robert Elliot Fox (1984) article -- A bird's eye view : Ishmael Reed's unsettling of the score by munching and mooching on the Mumbo jumbo work of history / Mark Shadle (1986) article -- Neo-hoodoo ; the experimental fiction of Ishmael Reed / Neil Schmitz (1974) article -- Recent fiction : The last days of Louisiana Red / Barbara Smith (1974) review -- Two crowns of Thoth : a study of Ishmael Reed's The last days of Louisiana Red / Lorenzo Thomas (1976) article -- The freelance pallbearer confronts the terrible threes : Ishamel Reed and the new Black aesthetic critics / Reginald Martin (1987) article -- Ishamel Reed : Flight to Canada / Joe David Bellamy (1976) review -- Flight to Canada / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1978) review -- A fantasia on Black suffering / Edmund White (1987) review -- From the shadows / Greil Marcus (1976) review -- I'll fly away : Ishmael Reed refashions the slave narrative and takes it on a Flight to Canada / Janet Kemper Beck (1998) article -- Heading them off at the pass / Peter Nazareth (1986) article -- Part III. 1980s -- The terrible twos / Peter Nazareth (1983) review -- Call him Ishmael -- he's still a good Reed / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1983) review -- Ishmael Reed's multicultural aesthetic / Jerome Klinkowitz (1985) article -- Gallery of the repellent / Michiko Kakutani (1986) review -- Ishmael Reed's rhetorical turn : uses of "signifying" in Reckless eyeballing / Daniel Punday (1992) article -- Female troubles : Ishmael Reed's tunnel vision / Michele Wallace (1986) article -- The terrible threes / Peter Nazareth (1990) review -- Still subverting the culture / Gerald Early (1989) review -- Part IV. 1990s -- Japanese by Spring / Peter Nazareth (1993) review -- Clever satire, inspired nonsense / Merle Rubin (1993) review -- The improvisations of an "Ethnic gate crasher" / Joye Mercer (1993) interview -- The resurrection of Olodumare : Ishmael Reed's vision of renewal in Japanese by Spring / Leon Lewis (1998) article -- Post-modern realism : Ishmael Reed and Japanese by Spring / Mark Vogel (1998) article -- The next round : Ishmael Reed's battles in the 1980s and 1990s / Darryl Dickson-Carr (1998) article -- Overview -- A conversation with Ishmael Reed / Bruce Dick (1997) interview.
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