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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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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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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Parted Lovers
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. Third edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy.
[Item #20163]
Price: $25.00
 
Parted Lovers
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Six Folk Tales
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy. Retellings of traditional Ghanaian folk tales by the prolific fiction writer, journalist and poet.
[Item #20162]
Price: $45.00
 
Six Folk Tales
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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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