CHAPTER VI: Contemporary Fiction
- Overview. // Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction;2005, p1
The article focuses on the development of African American fiction. According to the author, the most productive and successful period in African American literary history are the decades between 1970 and 2000. By the year 1980, some of the bestselling novels including Alex Haley's "Roots" and...
- The Color Purple. Farrell, Beth // Library Journal;10/1/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 16, p39
A review is presented of the audiobook "The Color Purple," by and narrated by Alice Walker.
- Literary Free Jazz? "Mumbo Jumbo" and "Paradise": Language and Meaning. Omry, Keren // African American Review;Spring2007, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p127
Presents literary criticism on Ishmael Reed's novel "Mumbo Jumbo" and Toni Morrison's "Paradise." The authors are found to depict a musical sensibility into their respective writings that served as crucial signs in identifying the trajectory of an African American aesthetic by linking both's...
- Crossing Western Space, or the HooDoo Detective on the Boundary on Ishmael Reed's "Mumbo Jumbo." Swope, Richard // African American Review;Winter2002, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p611
Critiques the novel "Mumbo Jumbo," written by Ishmael Reed which is claimed to be a metaphysical detective story. Narrative structure of the novel; Adherence to ratiocination that Redd wishes to call into question; Explanation of the mystery surrounding the genre of detective fiction.
- Reading rigor mortis: Offstage violence and excluded middles `in' Johnson's Middle Passage and... O'Keefe, Vincent A. // African American Review;Winter96, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p635
Compares the novels `Middle Passage' by Charles Johnson and `Beloved' by Toni Morrison. Means and approach to convey the message; Emphasis and focus of the novels; Narrative techniques; Metaphors and techniques of containment, orientation and seriality.
- "To Ask Again": Folklore, "Mumbo Jumbo," and the Question of Ethnographic Metafictions. Ingram, Shelley // African American Review;Spring/Summer2012, Vol. 45 Issue 1/2, p183
A literary criticism of the novel "Mumbo Jumbo" by Ishmael Reed with focus given to its focus on folklore is presented. The author begins by explaining the impact of ethnography in the 1970s and '80s on the study of folklore and literature, and goes on to examine the way in which the...
- Mumbo Jumbo (Book). Millhauser, Steven // New Republic;9/16/72, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p31
Reviews the book "Mumbo Jumbo," by Ishmael Reed.
- Mumbo Jumbo. Farrell, Beth // Library Journal;10/1/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 16, p39
A review is presented of the audiobook "Mumbo Jumbo," by Ishmael Reed," narrated by J. D. Jackson.
- Mumbo Jumbo. Klett, Rex E. // Library Journal;6/1/1991, Vol. 116 Issue 10, p200
Reviews the book "Mumbo Jumbo," by Kathryn Lasky Knight.