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
The Healing Power of the Drum, by Robert Lawrence Friedman
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
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
by Pierre Thiam, Jennifer Sit, et al.