Special Collections resources

Ishmael Reed: An Exhibition, curated by Timothy D. Murray, 2007

Finding aid for the Ishmael Reed papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library

Books by and about Ishmael Reed in Special Collections 

Readings referenced in exhibition

Paravisini, Lizabeth. “Mumbo Jumbo and the Uses of Parody”. Obsidian II, vol. 1, no. 1/2, 1986

Parks, John G. “Mining and Undermining the Old Plots: Ishmael Reed's 'Mumbo Jumbo.’” The Centennial Review 39, no. 1 (1995): 163–70.

Reed, Ishmael. “Remembering Josephine” [Review of Stephen Papich. Remembering Josephine Baker. Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs‐Merrill Company, 1976.] The New York Times, 1976 December 12.

Reed, Ishmael, Bruce Dick, and Amritjit Singh. 1995. Conversations with Ishmael Reed. Literary Conversations Series. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Samuel, Kameelah Martin. “Rethinking Mumbo Jumbo: Neo-Hoodoo Womanist Text?”. CLA Journal: A Quarterly Official Publication on The College Language Association, vol. 52, no. 2., 2008 December

Mumbo Jumbo reviews, study guides, and miscellany

Eye Candy. “‘Mumbo Jumbo’ by Ishmael Reed: An Infectious Masterpiece of Black Literature”. Afropunk, 2015 April 15. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Friedman, Alan. Mumbo Jumbo. The New York Times, 1972 August 6. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Gioia, Ted. “Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo”. Fractious Fiction. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Jessee, Sharon. “Ishmael Reed’s Multi-Culture: The Production of Cultural Perspective.” MELUS 13, no. 3/4 (1986): 5–14. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Mason, Theodore O., Jr. "Performance, History, and Myth: The Problem of Ishmael Reed's Mumbo-Jumbo." MFS Modern Fiction Studies 34, no. 1 (1988): 97-109. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Mumbo Jumbo Study Guide. Accessed September 21, 2022.

Pistelli, John. “Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo.” Accessed September 21, 2022.

Off the Wall Novels. Post Modernism in Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed (Video). Accessed September 21, 2022.