A review of Ishmael Reed’s sharp satire The Last Days of Louisiana Red

Ishmael Reed’s 1974 novel The Last Days of Louisiana Red is a sharp, zany satire of US culture at the end of the twentieth century. The novel, Reed’s fourth, is a sequel of sorts to Mumbo Jumbo (1972), and features that earlier novel’s protagonist, the Neo-HooDoo ghost detective Papa LaBas. In Mumbo Jumbo, Reed gave us the story of an … Continue reading A review of Ishmael Reed’s sharp satire The Last Days of Louisiana Red