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  • Barnett, Ursula A.
    A Vision of Order : A Study of Black South African Literature in English (1914-1980)

    Edition: First Edition

    London / Amherst: Sinclair Browne / University of Massachusetts, 1983. Octavo, brown boards. pp 336. Fine copy, no owner marks. Pink dust jacket has spine sunning, else fine. 086300007X

    Book ID: 38823
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  • DOOB, Leonard, editor
    ANTS WILL NOT EAT YOUR FINGERS: a selection o traditional African poems

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Walker, 1966. Black boards. pp 127. Small tan spot to fore edges; page edges tanned; else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Book ID: 41452
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  • OKRI, Ben
    ASTONISHING THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Phoenix House, 1995. Brown boards. Fine copy. White dust jacket has light dust soiling, else fine. A modern fable by this Booker Prize-winning Nigerian author.

    Book ID: 14927
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  • WALDER, Dennis
    ATHOL FUGARD

    New York: Grove Press, 1985. Card covers. pp x, 142 + plates. Fine copy. Publisher's Modern Dramatists series. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; 12mo

    Book ID: 50302
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  • MARAN, René
    BATOUALA

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930. Card covers, orange endleaves. pp 207, [3]. A book in the BoniBooks series. Page edges yellowed, mild rubbing to spine folds, owner name at front, a little leaned, VG clean and unworn copy. Translated from the French by Adele Szold Seltzer. Maran was the first black man to win the Prix Goncourt, for this novel, in 1921, Set in French Equatorial Africa. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 52774
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  • MBUE, Imbolo
    BEHOLD THE DREAMERS

    New York: Random House, c2016. Fourth printing. Fine in fine jacket. First novel by this immigrant to the USA from Cameroon. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 54037
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  • KICHWA, Morena (pseud. of Harold Head)
    BUSHMAN'S BREW

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Goathair Press, 1974. pp [36], unpaged, stapled in black and white card covers. Copy for review with sheet laid in. Very small abrasion to upper outer corner of front cover, else fine. First book, a collection of poetry by this South Afican exile, who George Elliott Clarke reckons was the first Africa-born literary author to publish in Canada. Scarce book. Note: light parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

    Book ID: 42040
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  • KICHWA, Morena (pseud. of Harold Head)
    BUSHMAN'S BREW

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Goathair Press, 1974. pp [36], unpaged, stapled in black and white card covers. Fine copy. First book, a collection of poetry by this South Afican exile, who George Elliott Clarke reckons was the first Africa-born literary author to publish in Canada. Scarce book. Note: light parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

    Book ID: 42041
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  • DORSINVILLE, Max
    CALIBAN WITHOUT PROSPERO: essay on Quebec and black literature

    Edition: First printing

    Erin, ON: Press Porcépic, 1974. Paper issue in red card covers, illustrated endpapers. pp 227, [13]. Illustrated with photos.Spiine lightly darkened, else fine. Author is a Haitian immigrant to Quebec.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49489
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  • NAIDOO, Beverley
    CHAIN OF FIRE

    Edition: Firsr printing

    London: Collins, 1989. Red boards. Fine copy. Jacket spine very lightly sunned, else fine. A novel of young South Africans' resistance to apartheid by a South African author.

    Book ID: 41425
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  • EMECHETA, Buchi
    DOUBLE YOKE.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Braziller, 1983. Blue-green cloth. Fine copy. Price clipped black jacket has one edge nick, else fine. A novel set in Nigeria by this acclaimed Nigerian / British writer, she made the 1983 Granta list of best young UK writers.; Octavo

    Book ID: 5405
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  • ONYEAMA, Dillibe
    FEMALE TARGET

    Edition: First printing

    London: Satellite Books, 1979. Red boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has a small corner crease to front flap, some surface rubbing, else fine. The fourth novel, a story about a psychopathic sex-killer, by this Nigeria-born author. 0905186729

    Book ID: 19643
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  • NDEBELE, Njabulo
    FOOLS and other stories

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Readers International, 1986. Blue boards. Text paper yellowed, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has faded spine, creased tear to upper inner corner of front panel, VG otherwise. Won the 1984 NOMA Award. South African author.

    Book ID: 41444
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  • EMECHETA, Buchi
    GWENDOLEN

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Collins, 1989. Brown boards. Ink price and short notation at front, else fine in fine, price-clippped jacket. A novel of a Jamaican emigrant to London, the 10th novel of this Nigeria-born author who also emigrated to London.

    Book ID: 41406
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  • ESSOP, Ahmed
    HAJJI MUSA and the Hindu Fire-walker

    Edition: First UK edition

    London & New York: Readers International, 1988. Black boards. Review copy with slip laid in. Text paper tanned, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has slight spine sunning, else fine. Short stories of Johanessburg's Indian community by this South Arican writer.

    Book ID: 41453
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  • WILLIAMS, (J. Grenfell and Henry John May).
    I AM BLACK. The Story of Shabala. Illustrated by Willem Hendrikz.

    London: Cassell, 1937. 2nd printing (first was in 1936). Black cloth. Four bold lino-cut illustrations inserted. Foxing to page edges and to endpapers; ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; a bright, tight, unworn near fine copy otherwise. Dust jacket has some small chips to tips of bit foxed and lightly darkened white spine; shallow chip to upper inner corner of front panel; short creased edge tears to panels; light soiling to white rear panel; darkening to rear flap fold; small ink notation t o top of rear flap; else VG, and still quite attractive. "This is the story of Shabala, the son of a Zulu chieftain, who leaves his father's kraal to go and work in the Johannesburg…

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    London: Cassell, 1937. 2nd printing (first was in 1936). Black cloth. Four bold lino-cut illustrations inserted. Foxing to page edges and to endpapers; ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; a bright, tight, unworn near fine copy otherwise. Dust jacket has some small chips to tips of bit foxed and lightly darkened white spine; shallow chip to upper inner corner of front panel; short creased edge tears to panels; light soiling to white rear panel; darkening to rear flap fold; small ink notation t o top of rear flap; else VG, and still quite attractive. "This is the story of Shabala, the son of a Zulu chieftain, who leaves his father's kraal to go and work in the Johannesburg mines. In the pages of this powerful novel we see just how white civilisation strikes the Black Man; how what we call 'necessary discipline' really appears to the African native; how White Man's justice can be so unmistakably Black Man's injustice." - jacket. White authors.

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    Book ID: 14967
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  • KAYIRA, Legson
    JINGALA.

    Edition: First US printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969. Small abrasion to upper edge of rear free endpaper, else fine. Orange price-clipped jacket has nicks to tips of faded spine; fading to inner and upper margins of front panel; VG o/w. Second novel of this Malawi author.

    Book ID: 4915
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  • SOYINKA, Wole
    KONGI'S HARVEST

    Edition: First printing

    London, Ibadan, Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1967. Small octavo, card covers. pp [2], (3), [1], 90, [2]. Ink name and date at front, VG+ clean uncreased copy otherwise. A play. Soyinka won the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Book ID: 38819
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  • EKWENSI, Cyprian
    LOKOTOWN and other stories

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1966. Card covers. pp 152. Yellowing and foxing to page edges, a little leaned, corner crease to rear cover, VG otherwise. African Writers Series 19. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.; 12mo

    Book ID: 48046
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  • LONG DRUMS AND CANNONS: Nigerian dramatists and novelists, 1952-1966 by LAURENCE, Margaret
    LAURENCE, Margaret
    LONG DRUMS AND CANNONS: Nigerian dramatists and novelists, 1952-1966

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1968. Octavo, brown boards. pp 209, (5). Text paper lightly toned, yellowing to page edges, very small bump to upper outer corners of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Thin black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine tips and outer corners; light yellowing and sunning to the spine lettering; soft crease to upper front panel; near fine otherwise, flap price intact. Discusses Wole Soyinka, John Pepper Clark, Chinua Achebe, Amos Tutuola, Cyprian Ekwensi, T.M. Aluko, Elechi Amadi, Nkem Nwankwo, Flora Nwapa, Onuora Nzekwu, and Gabriel Oara.

    Book ID: 33003
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