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Afro Writers: Bibliography of Recent Works in French
New York: French & European Publications Inc. 1972. Second Revised Edition. Quarto (27cm); glossy white stapled wrappers, with titles and illustration in brown, black, and pink; 34pp, [1]. A single stray mark to front cover, else Fine. A bibliography of Afro-French writers geared towards American and European literary audiences, covering...
[Item #18552]
Price: $40.00
 
Afro Writers: Bibliography of Recent Works in French
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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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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 #19292]
Price: $85.00
 
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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 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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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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Let It Come Down
London: John Lehmann Ltd. 1953. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in maroon on spine; dustjacket; 318pp. Fading to board edges, with some very subtle offset from jacket illustration onto spine cloth; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned at spine, with some minor edgewear...
[Item #18092]
Price: $400.00
 
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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue
New York: Random House, 1963. First Edition. An engaging collection of nine travel essays, covering Bowles travels throughout the remote locations of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Mohammedan worlds. An attractive copy of an easily-worn title. First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and blue on spine and...
[Item #19062]
Price: $100.00
 
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Broadside Poem: "Yes Mandela, some of us..."
Detroit: Broadside Press, [1990]. First Edition Thus. Issued to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Broadside Press. A scarce ephemeral item by the South African poet. Not located via OCLC. Broadside, 11" x 8.5". Printed in black on gray card stock. A fine, unworn copy.
[Item #15035]
Price: $50.00
 
Broadside Poem: "Yes Mandela, some of us..."
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Azania Shall Be Free
Montreal: The Forge, [1978]. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 44pp; illus. Old price sticker to front wrapper, else fine. On the struggle against apartheid in South Africa ("Azania"). Issued as a supplement to "The Forge," the official organ of the Canadian Communist League (Marxist-Leninist).
[Item #17863]
Price: $30.00
 
Azania Shall Be Free
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Tennessee Williams In Tangier [Limited Edition, Signed]
Santa Barbara: Cadmus Editions, 1979. First Edition. Translation of Choukri's encounter with Tennessee Williams on the latter's trip to Tangier in the early 1970's. Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies signed by Choukri and Bowles, this being No.182. Octavo; white wrappers with French flaps, with titles letterpress printed in...
[Item #19274]
Price: $100.00
 
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War in Algeria: is Confederation the Answer
New York: American Committee on Africa, (1958). Precis on the Algerian war for independence, from the viewpoint of a committed anticolonialist. The American Committee on Africa was founded in 1953 as an outgrowth of Americans for South African Resistance (AFSAR) to provide assistance to various African anticolonialist movements. Octavo. Staple-bound...
[Item #16269]
Price: $20.00
 
War in Algeria: is Confederation the Answer
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 50 - Third Quarter 1972
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1972. Current issue includes contributions by J. Villiers, "Namibia and the World;" R.E. Braverman, "Apartheid, Industrialisation and the Trade Unions;" Yusuf Dadoo, "Tribute to Dimitrov;" others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 122pp; illus. Minor external wear; Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published...
[Item #14941]
Price: $20.00
 
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 57 - Second Quarter 1974
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1974. Current issue includes contributions by W. Pomeroy, J. Villiers, R.E. Press, F. Meli, others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 105pp; illus. Minor external wear; Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published in exile "as a forum for Marxist-Leninist thought throughout our Continent."
[Item #14942]
Price: $20.00
 
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 75 - Fourth Quarter 1978
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1978. Current issue includes contributions by Phineas Malinga, John Ngara, Vukani Mawethu, others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 107pp; illus. Minor external wear; Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published in exile "as a forum for Marxist-Leninist thought throughout our Continent."
[Item #14943]
Price: $20.00
 
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 59 - Fourth Quarter 1974
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1974. Current issue includes contributions by Alexander Sibeko, R.E. Braverman, Z. Nkosi, Phineas Malinga, others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 130pp; illus. Minor external wear; Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published in exile "as a forum for Marxist-Leninist thought throughout our Continent."
[Item #14944]
Price: $20.00
 
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 42 - Third Quarter 1970
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1970. Current issue includes contributions by N. Kimema, Samuel Ben Adam, David Ivon Jones, Z. Nkosi, others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 125pp; illus. Minor external wear; text tanned (but not brittle); Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published in exile "as a....
[Item #14946]
Price: $20.00
 
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The African Communist (Quarterly). No. 40 - First Quarter 1970
London: Inkululeko Publications, 1970. Current issue includes contributions by Z. Nkosi, Ondiek Okelo, Peter Mackintosh, others. Small octavo (20cm). Printed card wrappers; 107pp; illus. Minor external wear; text tanned but not brittle; Very Good. Organ of the South African Communist Party, published in exile "as a forum for Marxist-Leninist thought...
[Item #14947]
Price: $20.00
 


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