Ishmael Reed, who was honored with the MacArthur genius award, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time nominee for the National Book Award. Mumbo Jumbo, a literary masterpiece, is an ironic and unconventional detective story infused with African-American cultural heritage. A strange psychic epidemic called Jes Grew is spreading through the country, affecting millions. PaPa LaBas, a HooDoo detective, is trying to find the origins of the Jes Grew - not because he wants to cure it, but because he's ready for a new kind of society. Download and start listening now!