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In an interview recorded on May 1, 1974, Ishmael Reed discusses neo-hoodooism and reads from his novel Mumbo-Jumbo. He describes growing up in Chattanooga and Buffalo and why he left New York City. He reads his poems "The Author Reflects on His 35th Birthday" and "Beware: Do Not Read this Poem."

Date of Forum

5-1-1974

Length of Video

46:00

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Ishmael Reed: 05-01-1974

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