Paris: Librairie Stock, 1960. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm.); original white wrappers printed in red and black; 254pp. Light foxing to spine, else a Near Fine, unopened copy. Beninese author's first novel, which does not express popular anticolonialist tropes in order to "demonstrate that it was possible for an African to write a non-political novel" (Albert S. Gérard, ed. European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, p. 532).