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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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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
 
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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
 
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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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The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers
London: R.I.L.U. Magazine / International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers, 1931. First Edition. Padmore was a West Indian, educated in the United States. The current work was issued in conjunction with the first International Conference of Negro Workers, called by the Red International of Labor Unions (RILU) in 1930...
[Item #14174]
Price: $40.00
 
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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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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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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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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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Be Content With Your Lot
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1971. Fouth Edition. Octavo. Stapled blue thick-paper wrappers; 28, [4] pp. Adverts printed on inside covers and verso of final four leaves. Cover price of 20 pesewas. Hint of external wear; text toned (but not brittle); VG to Near Fine. A moral tale "of African...
[Item #20973]
Price: $40.00
 
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Dr. Bengia Wants A Wife
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. Third Edition. Octavo. Stapled fuchsia thick-paper wrappers; 18, [6]pp. Adverts printed on inside covers and on final six pages. Fresh, unmarked and unworn copy. Romantic novelette, first published in 1953. Blay (b. 1911) is regarded as a pioneer of popular writing in Ghana, his...
[Item #20975]
Price: $40.00
 
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Love In A Clinic
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. Fourth Edition. Octavo. Stapled pink thick-paper wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Adverts printed on inside covers, verso of final leaf of text, verso of rear wrapper. Fine, unread copy. Romantic novella set in an African field hospital, originally published in 1957. Blay (b. 1911) is...
[Item #20970]
Price: $30.00
 
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Love In A Clinic
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1969. Third Edition. Octavo. Stapled gray-green thick-paper wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Adverts printed on inside covers, verso of final leaf of text, verso of rear wrapper. Cover price of 20 pesewas. Slight age-toning to wrapper edges; light bumps to corners, else a fine, apparently unread...
[Item #20971]
Price: $40.00
 
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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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Stubborn Girl (& Other Stories)
Aboso [Ghana]: Benibengor Book Agency, 1968. Second Edition. Octavo. Stapled blue thick-paper wrappers; 23, [1] pp. Adverts printed on inside covers and verso of final leaf of text. Cover price of 20 pesewas. Hint of soil; slight age-toning to wrapper edges; light bumps to corners, else a fine, apparently unread...
[Item #20972]
Price: $40.00
 
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Dynamite On Our Doorstep: Puerto Rican Paradox
New York: Greenberg Publisher, 1945. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm). Green cloth boards, stamped in black on sine and front cover; dustjacket; 299pp; illus. Tight, clean copy in attractive pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed with minute chips along uppper edge; Very Good. Highly critical view of the effects of U.S. empire-building in...
[Item #21062]
Price: $25.00
 
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Getting To Know Ourselves
London: Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications, 1972. First Edition. Text and illustrations targeted to 3 to 7-year-old Afro-English children with the intention of assisting "the young Black child in his search for his identity...to bridge the gap between our peoples in the Old and New Worlds." Text by Bernard Coard, whose earlier work...
[Item #19649]
Price: $125.00
 
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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 Caribbean Revolution
Prague: Orbis Press Agency, 1970. First Edition. Analysis of Caribbean social and political movements in Guiana, the West Indies, Brazil, Cuba and elsewhere in the region. Jagan, a leftist, was the Premier of British Guiana from 1961-1964 and later President of independent Guyana (1992-97). Octavo (23cm). Printed wrappers; 218pp. Covers...
[Item #14611]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Strange Man
London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd. 1967. First U.K. Edition. The Ghanaian author's first novel, following the life of a village boy from childhood to manhood. First Impression. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 279pp. Hint of dustiness to top edge, with barely-discernable trace of a....
[Item #20241]
Price: $60.00
 
The Strange Man


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