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West African Market Literature - A Collection of 18 Examples
V.p. [mostly Onitsha]: Various Publishers, ca. 1960s-70s. Various Printings. An excellent, representative sampling of the popular literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most of it characterized by sensational (and even slightly prurient) content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly naive (to an American...
[Item #22446]
Price: $1,500.00
 
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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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A Night of Their Own
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket, blue topstain; [2],ix,[1],236,[4]pp. Near Fine. Black South African author.
[Item #24981]
Price: $30.00
 
A Night of Their Own
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A Night of Their Own
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket, blue topstain; [2],ix,[1],236,[4]pp. Jacket spine toned, a few short chips and tears to extremities, else About Very Good. Black South African author.
[Item #24982]
Price: $25.00
 
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Arrow of God
New York: John Day Company, [1967]. First American Edition. Novel set in the Ibo villages of Umuaro in Eastern Nigeria during the 1920s, describing the clash between the Chief Priest, his zealously Christian son, and the British District Officer. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [6],287pp. Minor...
[Item #24852]
Price: $75.00
 
Arrow of God
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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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Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays
Garden City: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1975. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in olive pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[3],175pp. A touch rubbed at jacket spine ends, old faint rubberstamp price on front free endpaper; Near Fine.
[Item #24854]
Price: $75.00
 
Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays
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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: $60.00
 
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, centering...
[Item #22704]
Price: $60.00
 
Ghana Folk Tales: Ananse Stories from Africa
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Histoire des Peuples Noirs. Édition Revue, Corrigée, et Augmentée par André Clérici
Abidjan: Centre d'Édition et de Diffusion Africaines, 1963 [but 1969]. New Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original black pictorial boards; 192pp.; illus. Fine. Postcolonial Ivorian textbook on the history of sub-Saharan Africa.
[Item #24851]
Price: $25.00
 
Histoire des Peuples Noirs. Édition Revue, Corrigée, et Augmentée par André Clérici
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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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Forward to Freedom: Documents on the National Policies of the African National Congress of South Africa [half title]
[Morogoro, Tanzania: African National Congress, 1971?]. First Edition. Includes proposal of guerrilla warfare tactics in order to fight apartheid and racist government in the southern African countries Mozamibique, Angola, South West Africa (modern-day Nambia), Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Cover subtitle: "Strategy, Tactics, and Programme of the African National Congress, South...
[Item #24846]
Price: $45.00
 
Forward to Freedom: Documents on the National Policies of the African National Congress of South Africa [half title]


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