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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
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. Near Fine. Black South African author.
[Item #24981]
Price: $30.00
 
A Night of Their Own
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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
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Arrow of God
New York: John Day Company, [1967]. First American Edition. Novel set in the Ibo villages of Umuaro in Eastern Nigeria during the 1920s, describing the clash between the Chief Priest, his zealously Christian son, and the British District Officer. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [6],287pp. Minor...
[Item #24852]
Price: $75.00
 
Arrow of God
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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
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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
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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
 
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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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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
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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
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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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Ghana Folk Tales: Ananse Stories from Africa
New York: Exposition Press, [1968]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21cm.); original cloth in green and white dust jacket; 51pp. Jacket extremities a bit shelf worn, most notably to upper edges; Fine in Very Good dust jacket. From upper jacket cover: "Legends of the Ga people, chiefly with animal characters, centering...
[Item #22704]
Price: $60.00
 
Ghana Folk Tales: Ananse Stories from Africa
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Actes du Colloque sur le Théâtre Négro-Africain. Abidjan, Ecole des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, 15-29 avril, 1970
Paris: Présence Africaine, [1971]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; 249pp. A bit dust-soiled, faint crease to upper wrapper; Very Good and sound. Includes papers on Wole Soyinka and Aimé Césaire.
[Item #26342]
Price: $75.00
 
Actes du Colloque sur le Théâtre Négro-Africain. Abidjan, Ecole des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, 15-29 avril, 1970
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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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Poems from Kenya: Gnomic Verses in Swahili
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. First English Language Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in white dust jacket (some dust soiling) printed in black and orange; xx,244pp. A few shallow chips along jacket extremities; Fine in About Very Good jacket. Poetry collection that "serves as a fascinating introduction to a....
[Item #24962]
Price: $35.00
 
Poems from Kenya: Gnomic Verses in Swahili
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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


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