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The Poetry, Life and Opinions of Sa'adu Zungur
Zaria: Northern Nigerian Publishing Company, 1974. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound, pictorial card wrappers; 109pp. Includes bibliography. Corners bumped, with consequent creasing to wrapper edges; text clean, tight and unmarked. Good.
[Item #20321]
Price: $25.00
 
The Poetry, Life and Opinions of Sa'adu Zungur
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Mine Boy
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First American Edition. Second printing, octavo (19.5cm.); original decorative cloth in white price-clipped dust jacket designed by Paul Rand, top edge dyed black; 252,[2]pp. Shallow tears to lower jacket edges and spine foot; some dust soiling, else a Very Good copy. One of the...
[Item #22708]
Price: $45.00
 
Mine Boy
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A Night of Their Own
London: Faber and Faber, 1965. First Edition. Demi octavo (19cm). Red cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine; dustjacket; 270pp. Front jacket flap clipped; erasure marks to front endpaper; else just mild rubbing and little indication of use; Near Fine.
[Item #20447]
Price: $25.00
 
A Night of Their Own
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Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. 1971. First Edition. Uncommon collection of poems by the celebrated African author. "Most of the poems were first published in Nigeria...and were written over a period of four years during the civil war and its immediate aftermath. The first collection contained twenty-three poems; a second...
[Item #21718]
Price: $150.00
 
Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems
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Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. 1971. First Edition. Uncommon collection of poems by the celebrated African author. "Most of the poems were first published in Nigeria...and were written over a period of four years during the civil war and its immediate aftermath. The first collection contained twenty-three poems; a second...
[Item #21743]
Price: $100.00
 
Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems
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Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1973. First Edition. Scarce collection of the author's poetry, comprised of the 23 poems written for the Nigerian release of Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems (several re-written and revised for this volume), and adding 7 later poems. First Printing. Octavo; black and tan...
[Item #20330]
Price: $75.00
 
Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems
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Girls at War and Other Stories
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1973. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original two-toned cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 129pp. Jacket edges a touch shelf-worn, else about Fine.
[Item #22707]
Price: $125.00
 
Girls at War and Other Stories
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A Man Of The People
London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1966. First U.K. Edition. Achebe's fourth novel, the story of political corruption in a fictional African country, which ends in a coup. First Impression (and correct First), preceding the American edition published the same year. Octavo; red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine;...
[Item #20226]
Price: $75.00
 
A Man Of The People
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A Man Of The People
New York: The John Day Company, 1966. First American Edition. Achebe's fourth novel, the story of political corruption in a fictional African country, which ends in a coup. First Printing. Octavo; yellow cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 167pp. Brief, contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper, slightly...
[Item #20227]
Price: $85.00
 
A Man Of The People
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No Longer At Ease
New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc. 1961. First American Edition. First American edition of the Nigerian author's second novel, and the second volume in his "African Trilogy," consisting of Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. The story of an Igbo man who leaves his village for a British education and...
[Item #20225]
Price: $100.00
 
No Longer At Ease
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Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971)
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo - Ifejika & Co, 1971. First Edition. Important journal of West African writing, founded by Achebe and with editorial direction from Wole Soyinka, Romanus Egudu, E.N. Ebiechina, and others. This issue with to Achebe contributions - "Remembrance Day," a poem; and "Civil Peace," a short story; as...
[Item #20154]
Price: $30.00
 
Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971)
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The Insider: Stories of War and Peace From Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. Publishers, 1971. First Edition. Anthology collection fiction about Nigeria during war and peacetime, with contributions by Chinua Achebe, Andre Aletta, Chukwuma Azuonye, Victor Nwankwo, Samuel Ifejika, Flora Nwapa, and Nathan Okonkwo Nkala, et al. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 124pp. Some trivial rubbing to backstrip on rear...
[Item #20229]
Price: $35.00
 
The Insider: Stories of War and Peace From Nigeria
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Ghana Folk Tales: Ananse Stories from Africa
New York: Exposition Press, [1968]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21cm.); original cloth in green and white dust jacket; 51pp. Jacket extremities a bit shelf worn, most notably to upper edges; Fine in Very Good dust jacket. From upper jacket cover: "Legends of the Ga people, chiefly with animal characters, centuring...
[Item #22704]
Price: $60.00
 
Ghana Folk Tales: Ananse Stories from Africa
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A Glossary of Black Becoming and Knowing
New York: by author, 1974. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. Stiff card wrappers; 32pp. Light wear to wrappers with splash stain to rear wrapper; else a good or better copy with no interior markings.
[Item #15799]
Price: $45.00
 
A Glossary of Black Becoming and Knowing
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Black Resistance Movements in the United States and Africa 1800-1993
New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. Blue pictorial wrappers; 327pp; includes bibliography. Lightly soiled and rubbed; else a very good unmarked copy.
[Item #15269]
Price: $40.00
 
Black Resistance Movements in the United States and Africa 1800-1993
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The Slave Power, Its Character, Career & Probable Designs
Newton Abbott: David & Charles, [1976]. Reprint. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 410pp. Facsimile reprint of the 1863 edition. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a clean, sharp, tight copy in lightly soiled, VG dustwrapper.
[Item #15244]
Price: $20.00
 
The Slave Power, Its Character, Career & Probable Designs
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Biafra Newsletter: Ours Is A World Of Survival
Enugu: External Publicity Committee, Commission for Information, 1967. External propaganda from the short-lived seccessionist state of Biafra, now re-absorbed as a portion of south-eastern Nigeria. Includes much anti-Nigerian as well as anti-Western and anti-Soviet rhetoric; news from the battlefront; and photographic illustrations documenting the Biafrans' ongoing conflict with Nigeria. A....
[Item #14882]
Price: $75.00
 
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Poèmes Militants
N.p. [Conakry?]: Parti Democratique de Guinee, 1964. An apparently unrecorded early printing, matching the dimensions and pagination of the Lumumba imprint (issued the same year), but entirely without notice of printing on title page. Poèmes Militants, a collection of terse and aggressive lyrics on Guinean Independence, appeared relatively early on...
[Item #14809]
Price: $200.00
 
Poèmes Militants
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The Future of the Negro: Some Chapters in the Development of A Race
London: Student Christian Movement, 1929. First Edition. An enlightened analysis, by a white colonial officer, of the race situation in both the United States and in the African colonies. Guggisberg's colonial career included terms in Nigeria, the Gold Coast, and British Guiana, where he served as Governor and commander-in-chief from...
[Item #14178]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Undying Memories of a Gallant Man: Tributes to the Late Dr. Joseph Boakye Danqua, the Doyen of Ghana Politicians
[Accra, Ghana: State Publishing Corporation, 1967]. First Edition. Quarto (24.75cm.); original red and black pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp.; illus. Edges a touch rubbed from shelf wear, else Near Fine. Includes contributions by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, former President of the Republic of Nigeria; Sir Robert Armitage, former governor of Nyasaland; and...
[Item #22823]
Price: $75.00
 
The Undying Memories of a Gallant Man: Tributes to the Late Dr. Joseph Boakye Danqua, the Doyen of Ghana Politicians
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Want To Go To Liberia
First Edition. Reconstruction-era promotional pamphlet for the American Colonization Society, encouraging freed slaves to emigrate to Liberia. The introduction states that "...Some twenty-six hundred have been given passage since the close of the war, and demands are constantly pressing upon it by thousands of others for the opportunity to follow...
[Item #16061]
Price: $250.00
 
Want To Go To Liberia
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The Wind and the Whirlwind
Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1884. First thus. Scarce printing (possibly unauthorized) of Blunt's anti-Imperialist polemic, attacking British policy in the Sudan. Though Tucker generally limited his publishing ventures to projects that explicity furthered his individualist anarchist views, he occasionally found time for projects such as this; finely printed in two...
[Item #10112]
Price: $200.00
 
The Wind and the Whirlwind
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Adventures of the Four Stars
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1965]. First Edition. Short fiction modeled after tales of Texas gunslingers, depicting African guys in a West Lagos setting. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's-70's, especially in Nigeria. HOGG 228...
[Item #20308]
Price: $85.00
 
Adventures of the Four Stars
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The Powers Behind Apartheid
Cambridge: Africa Research Group, [1964]. Reprint. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial paper wrappers; 22pp. Pencil notation to cover, else Near Fine. First published by the New England Free Press; this is the ARG reprint of a year later.
[Item #16294]
Price: $12.00
 
The Powers Behind Apartheid
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Kotoka and Ghana: An Album of Photographs, Statements, and Tributes Covering the Period Between the Overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah and the Death of Kotoka
[Accra]: State Publishing Corporation, 1968. First Edition. Large, slim quarto (27.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged; chiefly plain photographic illustrations. Extremities a touch rubbed, upper fore-edge corner bumped, else About Fine. Commemorative pamphlet "Compiled in memory of Lt.-General E.K. Kotoka, who led the revolution that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah."
[Item #22835]
Price: $150.00
 
Kotoka and Ghana: An Album of Photographs, Statements, and Tributes Covering the Period Between the Overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah and the Death of Kotoka


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