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* ShoutOut: Jes Grew is an allusion to Topsy, a slave character from UncleTomsCabin Ė like her Jes Grew [[ShapedLikeItself just grew,]] appearing out of nowhere

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* ShoutOut: Jes Grew is an allusion to Topsy, a slave character from UncleTomsCabin ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' Ė like her Jes Grew [[ShapedLikeItself just grew,]] appearing out of nowhere

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''Mumbo Jumbo'' is a 1972 satirical novel by IshmaelReed.

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''Mumbo Jumbo'' is a 1972 satirical novel by IshmaelReed.
Creator/IshmaelReed.


* AngryBlackMan: Abdul Sufi, an expy of early Black Muslim leaders.

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* AngryBlackMan: Abdul Sufi, an expy of early Black Muslim leaders. [[StrawHypocrite It's really just a pose,]] designed to win money and popular support.



%%* BigApplesauce

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%%* BigApplesauce* BigApplesauce: The main story takes place in 1920's Harlem. References to the literature and music of the Harlem Renaissance are also very abundant.



%%* CoolOldGuy: Papa [=LaBas=]

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%%* * CoolOldGuy: Papa [=LaBas=][=LaBas=]. His exact age is not clear, but he's definitely up there.


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%%* AlternateHistory* AlternateHistory: The whole book is one, describing the cultural events of the Jazz Age as a struggle between secret societies.



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%%* ScrapbookStory* ScrapbookStory: Partially. Sizeable chunks of the text are journal entries and monologues, as well as phony news stories.


* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted. Reed's portrayal of hoodoo and Louisiana folk magic is extremely accurate, and real-life voodoo figures Black Herman and Papa LeBas feature prominently in the story

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted. Reed's portrayal of hoodoo and Louisiana folk magic is extremely accurate, and real-life voodoo figures Black Herman and Papa LeBas [=LaBas=] feature prominently in the story



* OccultDetective: Papa LaBas, who is either the only one of his kind in-universe or simply the best.

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* OccultDetective: Papa LaBas, [=LaBas=], who is either the only one of his kind in-universe or simply the best.


* AngryBlackMan: Abdul Sufi, an expy of Black Muslims such as Malcom X [[spoiler: later, Woodrow Wilsonís dad.]]

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* AngryBlackMan: Abdul Sufi, an expy of early Black Muslims such as Malcom X [[spoiler: later, Woodrow Wilsonís dad.]]Muslim leaders.



* MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew, considered by its opponents to be a disease of devilish origin.

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* MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew, a metaphysical disease considered by its opponents to be a disease of devilish origin.



%%* TheRoaringTwenties

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%%* TheRoaringTwenties* TheRoaringTwenties: The story takes place during the Jazz Age, and discusses the implications of the growing popularity of Black culture and music during that time period.



%%* SteamPunk: Some elements
%%* TokenWhite: Thor

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%%* SteamPunk: Some elements
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* TokenWhite: ThorThor, the one white member of the Mu'tafikah.


%%* AncientConspiracy

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%%* AncientConspiracy* AncientConspiracy: The Order of the Wallflower, the last survivor of a variety of Knight's Orders dedicated to defending Western Culture.



%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy

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%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Major historical figures are part of the AncientConspiracy.



%%* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted
%%* LaResistance: The Muítafikah
%%* MagicalRealism
%%* MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew

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%%* * HollywoodVoodoo: Averted
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Averted. Reed's portrayal of hoodoo and Louisiana folk magic is extremely accurate, and real-life voodoo figures Black Herman and Papa LeBas feature prominently in the story
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LaResistance: The Muítafikah
%%* MagicalRealism
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Muítafikah, who "rescue" artworks in museums and ship them back to their nations of origin.
* MagicalRealism: Actual historical events events co-exist with voodoo and psychic phenomena. Moreover, occultism is an efficacious and respected field of study in-universe.
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MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes GrewGrew, considered by its opponents to be a disease of devilish origin.



%%* OccultDetective: Papa La Bas

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%%* * OccultDetective: Papa La BasLaBas, who is either the only one of his kind in-universe or simply the best.


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* AlternateHistory
* AncientConspiracy

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* %%* AlternateHistory
* %%* AncientConspiracy



* BeardOfEvil: Hierphant 1
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* BigApplesauce
* TheBigEasy

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* %%* BeardOfEvil: Hierphant 1
* %%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* %%* BigApplesauce
* %%* TheBigEasy



* CoolOldGuy: Papa [=LaBas=]

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Papa [=LaBas=]



* GermanicEfficiency
* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted
* LaResistance: The Muítafikah
* MagicalRealism
* MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew

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* %%* GermanicEfficiency
* %%* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted
* %%* LaResistance: The Muítafikah
* %%* MagicalRealism
* %%* MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew



* OccultDetective: Papa La Bas
* TheRoaringTwenties
* ScrapbookStory

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* %%* OccultDetective: Papa La Bas
* %%* TheRoaringTwenties
* %%* ScrapbookStory



* SteamPunk: Some elements
* TokenWhite: Thor





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* %%* SteamPunk: Some elements
* %%* TokenWhite: Thor




Thor
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* TheBigApple

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* TheBigAppleBigApplesauce


* MysticalPlague:

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* MysticalPlague:MysticalPlague: The mysterious Jes Grew


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* OccultDetective: Papa La Bas


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Being an allegorical novel, several of the characters are based on real people. Often with little to no subterfuge.
** Abdul Sufi is based on the Black Islamic militant preacher Sufi Abdul Hamid.
** The character Black Herman is based on the real life magician and root doctor, Benjamin "Black Herman" Rucker.



* TokenWhiteGuy: Thor





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* TokenWhiteGuy: TokenWhite: Thor






* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Earlineís possession


* {{Anvilicious}}: White people and Western Culture as a whole are EEEEVIL!

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