TALKING DRUMS OF AFRICA by Christine Price

TALKING DRUMS OF AFRICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Price's attempts to simulate in simple prose the compelling rhythms of West African drums never manage to transcend simple prose, and there is no evident resemblance to Ashanti or Yoruba art in her assertive woodcuts in black-on-blue or tannish-gold. However, the interwoven translations of traditional songs speak for themselves, and the subject is of sufficient interest to make her introduction to the making and the playing of the drums an asset for most libraries.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1973
Publisher: Scribners