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The "dark heathenism" of the American novelist Ishmael Reed : African voodoo as American literary hoodoo

Author: Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeks to bring American literature to the fore by analyzing the work of the 20th century African American novelist, poet, and essayist Ishmael Reed. This book demonstrates how Reed abrogated and  Read more...

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Named Person: Ishmael Reed; Ishmael Reed
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure
ISBN: 9780773454408 0773454403
OCLC Number: 85766665
Description: xvi, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Neo-hoodooism : post-colonial textual resistance, African diaspora re-connection, and multicultural poetics --
The free-lance pallbearers : colonial mimicry and "adulteration of her tongue" --
Yellow back radio broke-down : "scatting arbitrarily" and blowing like Charlie "Bird" Parker : hoodoo be-bop western --
Mumbo jumbo : "profaning western sacred words" and "beating them on the anvil of boogie woogie" --
The last days of Louisiana Red : "the wretched of the earth" --
Flight to Canada : hoodoo writing as a "piece de resistance" --
The terrible twos and The terrible threes : ecological imperialism, Christmas blues, reggae, and calypso --
Reckless eyeballing : writing post-coloniality and African American women's feminist fictions --
Japanese by spring : re/writing American orientalism and the metonymic function of Japanese and Yoruba.
Responsibility: Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure ; with a preface by Jerome Klinkowitz.
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