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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33003
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  • OKAI, Atukwei
    LORGORLIGI LOGARITHMS and other poems

    Edition: First printing

    Tema, Ghana: Ghana Publishing Corporation, 1974. Octavo, blue cloth. pp xxviii, 146, [2]. Covers a bit bowed; front and rear cover streaked by damp; VG clean and unworn otherwise. Thin orange dust jacket has lightly sunned spine; a bit rippled from damp; VG otherwise. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "for my friend___- with admiration and gratitude for all the help and the call to Canada. (Atukweit Okai) 13/9/79." The inscribee is a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38818
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  • SOYINKA, Wole
    MANDELA'S EARTH and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Random, 1988. Cloth and boards. Small red remainder dot to top page edges, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. His first book since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6943
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  • SOYINKA, Wole
    MANDELA'S EARTH and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Random, 1988. Cloth and boards. Fine copy, no remainder mark. Jacket has minor rubbbing, spine very slightly sunned, else fine, flap price intact. His first book since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41572
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  • NKOSI, Lewis
    MATING BIRDS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Blue boards. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. A first novel by this South African writer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41472
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  • AIDOO, Ama Ata
    NO SWEETNESS HERE

    London (1970?): Longman, 1972. Small octavo, black & white card covers. pp (8), 133.. Spine lightly yellowed, rubbing to spine folds, half-title leaf has a bookstore rubber stamp and upper outer corner clipped away , soft crease to fore margin of front cover and to earlier leaves, else a VG clean and tight copy. A collection of short stories, the third book of this Ghanian writer. A scholar of this author has told us that this must be a later printing of no earlier than 1972, as there are no blank leaves between the stories. There is no indication in the book of it being a later printing, only "First published 1970". Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38897
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  • ALUKO, T.M.
    ONE MAN, ONE MATCHET

    Edition: Firsr printing

    London: Heinemann, 1964. The paperbound issue. VG+ clean, tight, uncreased copy, no owner names. African Writers Series 11. A novel of Yorubaland by a Nigerian author.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41413
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  • OCULI, Okello
    ORPHAN

    Edition: First edition.

    Nairobi: East Arican Publishing House, 1968. 12mo. pp (104). Fine copy. A collection of poetry by this Ugandan author.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41468
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  • AIDOO, Ama Ata
    OUR SISTER KILLJOY, or reflections from a black-eyed squint

    Edition: First of this edition

    Harlow, Essex, England: Longman, 1988. Octavo, card covers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in Toronto in 1989, to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought her to Toronto for a reading, with his 1989 ink name at top. Text paper little toned, as always, else fine. Longman African Classics series. Previously published in 1977.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38826
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  • CLARK, J.P.
    OZIDI: a play

    Edition: Firsr printing

    London: Oxford, 1966. 16mo, card covers. Sticker shadow on front cover, VG clean and uncreased copy otherwise, no owner names. Nigerian author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41415
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  • CARTEY, Wilfred, editor
    PALAVER: modern African writings

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Thomas Nelson, 1970. Black cloth. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has some sunning to spine and margins of front panel, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41464
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  • MPHAHLELE, Es'kia
    RENEWAL TIME

    Edition: First UK printing

    London and Columbia, Louisiana: Readers International, 1988. Octavo, yellow boards. pp (4), 215, [1], (4, ads). Light yellowing to text paper, as always, else fine. Light sunning to the yellow spine lettering, else ine. Review copy with sheet laid in. This South African's first collection of stories to be published outside of Africa.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38820
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  • SERUMAGA, Robert
    RETURN TO THE SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1969. Advance uncorrected proof. Tan non-pictorial card covers. Bruise to upper outer corner throughout, else fine. Front cover is rubber stamped with the publication year and the price for the hardcover and for the paper issue iis provided by hand in ink. A first novel from the Ugandan author in a very scarce advance format.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 15883
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  • p'BITEK, Okot
    SONG OF LAWINO

    Edition: Firsr printing

    Niarobe, Kenya: East Arican Publishing House, 1966. 12mo, card covers. 216 pp. Book a little leaned, soft cover creases, light yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Satirical poetry by this Ugandan author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 49342
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  • DE GRAFT, J.C.
    SONS AND DAUGHTERS

    Edition: First printing

    London and Accra: Oxford, 1964. 12mo. (vi), 53 pp, in card covers (not issued in hardcover). Small ink name to first page, else a fine copy of this African play. Noted playwright from Ghana. His grandfather was Dutch, thus the family name. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 9604
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  • MTSHALI, Oswald Mbuyiseni
    SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM. Poems. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: The Third Press / Joseph Okpaku Publishing Company, 1972. Orange cloth. pp (xvi), 79. Bit of sunning to foot of spine and adjacent front cover, else fine. Jacket has one tiny chip; orange spine lettering sunned to grey; tear to rear panel neatly repaired; VG otherwise.. Gordimer foreword occupies pp xi-xv. South African author's first book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 977
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  • PETRINI, Rino
    SPACE

    Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi Press, no date (ca 1973?). Squarish octavo, white card covers. (60) pages, unpaged. Drawings throughout. Comb binding perished, holes sewn with thread. Covers very lightly yellowed and dusty, VG+ otherwise. A collection of poetry dedicated "to all of my Students". Edition of 300 copies.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41466
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