Biography of Ishmael Reed


Study Guides on Works by Ishmael Reed

Published in 1976--the year America was celebrating all the nice history making up its bicentennial--Flight to Canada is a parody or satire or pastiche of the slave narrative by Ishmael Reed that draws attention to the inherent flaws in a genre...

Mumbo Jumbo is the third novel by Ishmael Reed and is considered by many to be his best. Ostensibly a mystery set in 1920’s New Orleans and New York City, Mumbo Jumbo is representative of Reed’s distinctly creative literary process. The...