Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed PDF

By Ishmael Reed

ISBN-10: 0684824779

ISBN-13: 9780684824772

The vintage Freewheeling examine Race kinfolk in the course of the Ages
Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed's brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious remark on our society. In it, Reed, one in all our preeminent African-American authors, mixes photographs of old figures and fictional characters with sound bites on matters starting from ragtime to Greek philosophy. stated by way of literary critic Harold Bloom as one of many most vital books within the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and infrequently biting examine black-white family members all through heritage, from a willing observer of our tradition.

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Commando sees his pious smiling face in his head, probably brought to him by the antenna, and he thinks he’ll give it some time. If the robots don’t work, maybe he’ll see about becoming a Mountaineer, but he can’t see anything dumber or more ghoulish than building a mountain of corpses. He goes into the trailer, rinses out a goblet, and drinks some Gatorade. The green kind. 11. It’s just after dark and Rambo is driving toward the light. He throws occasional glances toward Cobra. Slags have begun crawling out of his mouth as well.

If it weren’t for the damn ankle cuffs she could just run and she’s pretty sure she could outrun him. She can’t let him stand up. She leaps across him, bounding from her place on the ground, and brings both her knees down into his other knee. He swings the knife down toward her back but she’s already moving away from him and the blade slices rather than plunges. Her organs are grateful. She has visualized so much of this in her head. What he would do with the knife, how she could maneuver in her restrained fashion, that it feels almost like she is fighting something she has practiced before.

Over time, she feels her skin grow warm and taut. Sometimes he comes in and throws bite-size food at her as hard as he can. She never eats it in front of him. But when he leaves the room, she crawls around and gobbles it up, eating it like a wild and starving animal which, in a sense, she has become. She can’t stop shouting the names and she has many small cuts to prove it. And when he turns on the lights and she starts to sweat, the sweat runs into the cuts and she has to toss around on the floor because she can’t wipe it away with her hand.

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