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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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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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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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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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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
 
15.

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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The Character and Legislation of The Rhodesian Front since UDI
London: Africa Bureau, [1968]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Printed paper wrappers; 15pp. Minor edge-creasing; Very Good. Examination of the developing character of the Rhodesian Front, with particular attention to the "racialist and authoritarian character of the Rhodesian Front's pattern of government."
[Item #20323]
Price: $25.00
 
The Character and Legislation of The Rhodesian Front since UDI
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The Slave Trade of Eastern Africa
London: Rex Collings, 1976. First Edition. The copy of noted Africanist Peter Collister, with his signed bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Laid in are two lengthy typed letters from a colleague, discussing matters of African history and the slave trade. Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards, dustjacket 324pp; illus. Fine in unclipped jacket.
[Item #18595]
Price: $50.00
 
The Slave Trade of Eastern Africa
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Nigeria Answers Questions
Apapa: Federal Ministry of Information, [1969]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Stapled card wrappers; 13pp. Mild external soil; internally fresh and unmarked; Very Good. Federalist anti-Igbo propaganda relating to the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970), clearly intended to counter Igbo claims of genocide and starvation.
[Item #20314]
Price: $45.00
 
Nigeria Answers Questions
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Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
[San Francisco: ca 1980]. A striking graphic of a female MPLA rebel fighter shouldering an AK-47. Issued without imprint. Jerry Biggs was a prominent and prolific Bay Area graphic artist. This work is pictured in Cushing, All of Us Or None: Social Justice Posters of the Bay Area (Berkeley: 2012), p.104...
[Item #18403]
Price: $200.00
 
Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
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Biafra: the Case for Independence
London: Britain-Biafra Association, 1968. Later printing. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 32pp. Light soil to covers, else Fine. Third reprint, December 1968.
[Item #20547]
Price: $20.00
 
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Some Educational Problems of Africa [Africa Bureau Anniversary Address]
London: Africa Bureau, 1968. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed card wrappers; 14pp. Fine. Address delivered to the annual general meeting of the Africa Bureau, 11 November 1968.
[Item #20340]
Price: $25.00
 
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African Drums
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Stapled green thick-paper wrappers; 51pp. Adverts printed on inside covers and verso of final leaf. Toning to wrapper edges and page margins, else a clean, tight copy. Re-packaged collection, with a new title, of previously-published short-stories. Collects "A Day With a....
[Item #20974]
Price: $40.00
 


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