Further Reading

Dear Readers:

Does reading The Talking Drum have you curious to learn more about its various themes and topics? Here are some suggestions for further reading.

The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s, by James Edward Smethurst

Drumming Therapy

The Healing Power of the Drum, by Robert Lawrence Friedman

Urban Redevelopment/Gentrification

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, by Peter Moskowitz

Urban Problems and Community Development, edited by Ronald Ferguson and William Dickens

The Death of an American Jewish Community, by Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon

Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, by Mindy Thompson Fullilove, M.D.

The Politics of Place: Contentious Urban Development in Pittsburgh, by Gregory Crowley

House By House, Block By Block: The Rebirth of America’s Urban Neighborhoods, by Alexander Von Hoffman

Senegalese Culture

So Long a Letter, by Mariama Ba

Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Grio Percussionists of Senegal, by Patricia Tang

Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal, by Pierre Thiam

Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl

by Pierre Thiam, Jennifer Sit, et al.