Mumbo Jumbo

Julianus reviews Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed in the Bkwyrm archive.

This is a very interesting esoteric conspiracy novel written from an African-American perspective – the Prince Hall Illuminatus Trilogy, if you will – and it is certainly significant that they were written at about the same time. Mumbo Jumbo deals with Harlem in the Twenties, the birth of Jazz, dirty dancing, Voo-Doo, the Templars, ancient Egypt, Secret Societies, Shadow Governments, and any number of other endearing subjects. The treatment is highly original and makes this well worth dipping your head into.

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