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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. Dandatti ABDULKADIR.
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Moremi: An Epic of Feminine Heroism
[Ibadan, Nigeria: Onibonoje Press, 1970]. First Edition. Epic poem based on the deeds of the Yoruba woman Moremi, who saved her village from foreign invaders. Published as a school reader, with a glossary of difficult words and textual questions at the end of the text. 12mo (18cm.); original pictorial staplebound...
[Item #27423]
Price: $75.00
 
Moremi: An Epic of Feminine Heroism. J. O. O. ABIRI.
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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
 
A Night of Their Own. Peter ABRAHAMS.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE.
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Beware, Soul Brother: Poems
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwafime Publishers Limited, 1973. 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 revised edition, containing...
[Item #26605]
Price: $25.00
 
Beware, Soul Brother: Poems. Chinua ACHEBE.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE.
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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). Chinua ACHEBE.
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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. Chinua ACHEBE, Samuel IFEJIKA, Athur NWANKWO, Flora NWAPA, contributors.
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The Fat Woman
[Ibadan, Nigeria]: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1976. First Edition. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; [1],7pp.; illus. Light edge wear from handling, else Very Good. Forms part of the Junior African Literature Series. Early reader recounting the story of a very unhappily fat woman and how she loses weight...
[Item #27421]
Price: $35.00
 
The Fat Woman. 'Remi ADEDEJI, illus Ade. Oloye.
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All Is Not Lost
Ibadan: Adekile Goodwill Grammar School, [1973]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original blue and black staplebound wrappers lettered in yellow and white; 49pp. Fine. Imprint on upper cover: Ilesanmi Press Ltd., Ilesa. 5-act play set in a polygamous home in Nigeria. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
[Item #27419]
Price: $75.00
 
All Is Not Lost. V. Tai ADETUYI.
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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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Aï Di A J'ai Vu
Yaoundé [Cameroon]: Editions Cle, 1969. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original white and green pictorial wrappers by Philippe Ouassa; 106pp. Fine. Cameroonian poetry, text entirely in French.
[Item #28106]
Price: $45.00
 
Aï Di A J'ai Vu. AGBOSSAHESSOU, pseud. Martins Gutenberg.
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Orin Yoruba / Yoruba Songs
Ife-Ife, Nigeria: University of Ife Press, [1974]. First Edition. Quarto (28.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; [4],126pp.; sheet music throughout. Light shelf-wear, else Very Good or better. Errata slip tipped onto p. 7. Collection of Yoruba songs and hymns for 1-4 voices accompanied by the piano. Bilingual edition with text...
[Item #28228]
Price: $50.00
 
Orin Yoruba / Yoruba Songs. Chief J. O. AJIBOLA, pref Akin Euba.
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The Midday Darkness
[Ibadan, Nigeria]: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, [1973]. First Edition. Small octavo (18.25cm.); original tan pictorial wrappers; vii,[1],136pp. Fine. African Literature Series no. 4, edited by Kole Omotoso. Novel about two brothers and their vastly different choices, one going into the army, the other to university.
[Item #24742]
Price: $45.00
 
The Midday Darkness. S. M. O. AKA.
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Ajayi The Bishop
Ibadan, Nigeria: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1973. First Edition. Nigerian author's story for the Junior African Literature Series (no.7), relating the tale of a young village boy who is captured and sold into slavery, and who eventually becomes a bishop who translates the New Testament into the Yoruba language...
[Item #27690]
Price: $30.00
 
Ajayi The Bishop. E. Kola AKINLADE.
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What Great Men Do - Esther The Queen (Junior African Literature Series, no. 9)
Ibadan: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1973. First Edition. 12mo. Illustrated card wrappers; 61pp; illus. Fine, unmarked copy. Primary reader for African schoolchildren, a retelling of the Biblical story of Esther. Text in English; includes vocabulary lessons at rear. OCLC, 6cc (of which 2 in North America).
[Item #25827]
Price: $45.00
 
What Great Men Do - Esther The Queen (Junior African Literature Series, no. 9). Kola AKINLADE.
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Stories at Sundown
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1965]. First U.K. Edition. 12mo (18.5cm.); original orange pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in black and green; 71pp.; illus. Fine. African folktales as told by Nigerian author.
[Item #24983]
Price: $25.00
 
Stories at Sundown. 'Kunle AKINSEMOYIN, illus Prue Theobalds.
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The Undying Memories of a Gallant Man: Tributes to the Late Dr. Joseph Boakye Danqua, the Doyen of Ghana Politicians
[Accra, Ghana: State Publishing Corporation, 1967]. First Edition. Quarto (24.75cm.); original red and black pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp.; illus. Edges a touch rubbed from shelf wear, else Near Fine. Includes contributions by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, former President of the Republic of Nigeria; Sir Robert Armitage, former governor of Nyasaland; and...
[Item #22823]
Price: $75.00
 
The Undying Memories of a Gallant Man: Tributes to the Late Dr. Joseph Boakye Danqua, the Doyen of Ghana Politicians. H. K. AKYEAMPONG, compiler.
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The Downfall of Ogbúu: A Play
[Ibadan? n.d., but 1968]. First Edition. Slim folio (32.5cm.); original red pictorial card wrappers; [2],iv,43pp.; mimeographed text. Fine. Play originally composed and produced while the author was a student at the International Secondary School, University of Ibadan, in 1963. Amali, later described as the only writer in his native language...
[Item #28204]
Price: $100.00
 
The Downfall of Ogbúu: A Play. Samson O. O. AMALI.
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Sociologie du Roman Africain: Réalisme, Structure et Détermination dans le Roman moderne ouest-africain
Paris: Aubier-Montaigne, 1970. First Edition. 12mo. Printed card wrappers; 268pp. Crisp, unread copy, Near Fine. Socio-criticism by a Biafran scholar. Text entirely in French.
[Item #25595]
Price: $25.00
 
Sociologie du Roman Africain: Réalisme, Structure et Détermination dans le Roman moderne ouest-africain. Sunday O. ANOZIE.
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The Denizens of the Street
[Accra], Ghana: Ghana Publishing Corporation, [1971]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); original orange pictorial stiff card wrappers; [8],103pp. Very minor wear from handling, else About Fine. Novel recounting Ghanaian teenage deliquency, dealing with "Wee-smoking [sic], gangfights [sic], women and drinks" (rear wrapper).
[Item #24850]
Price: $30.00
 
The Denizens of the Street. W. K. ANSAH.
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African Students in Alien Cultures
Buffalo: Black Academy Press, [1970]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; viii,148pp. Mild dust-soiling, else Very Good and sound. Nigerian doctor's psychological study of a group of African students in Britain.
[Item #25108]
Price: $45.00
 
African Students in Alien Cultures. Amechi ANUMONYE.


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