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  • BADIAN, Seydou
    THE DEATH OF CHAKA: a play in five tableaux. Translated from the French by Clive Wake

    Edition: First edition in English

    Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1968. Small octavo. pp (48), stapled in card covers (not issued in hardcover). Light spine sunning, else fine. Includes a long introduction by the translator. A play about the last few days of Chaka Zulu's life.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41539
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  • THE INTERPRETERS by SOYINKA, Wole
    SOYINKA, Wole
    THE INTERPRETERS

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Africana Publishing Corporation, 1972. Octavo, green cloth. Front cover has a ding to top edge and a short abrasion near bottom, ink owner name at front, else fine. In a later issue jacket, non-pictorial, lime green, mentions the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature on front panel. Jacket has some sunning to spine and inner margin of front panel, else ine. Made from sheets of the 1972 UK second edition (first UK was in 1965).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38832
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  • LOPES, Henri
    THE LAUGHING CRY: an African cock and bull story. Translated by Gerald Moore

    Edition: First edition in English

    New York: Readers International, 1982. Review copy with sheet laid in. Dark green boards. Text paper tanned, as always, else fine in jacket. A satirical novel by this Congolese author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41448
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  • THE MAN DIED: prison notes by SOYINKA, Wole
    SOYINKA, Wole
    THE MAN DIED: prison notes

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Harper & Row, c1972 (1973). Octavo, cloth & boards. 1989 ink name at front of a Toronto writer and impresario who brought Soyinka to town for a reading; small very mild bump to upper outer corner of front cover, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has nick at head of lightly sunned spine, very small rubbed spot to rear panel; near fine otherwise. The 1986 Nobel Laureate for literature was arrested by Nigerian authorities for criticizing the government's actions at the time of the civil war over the succession of Biafra.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38835
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  • OKAI, John
    THE OATH OF THE FONTOMFROM and other poems

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. Tan boards. pp (159). Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has some spine sunning, VG otherwise. Ghanian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41424
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  • SOYINKA, Wole
    THE OPEN SORE OF A CONTINENT: a personal narrative of the Nigerian crisis

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Oxford, 1996. Octavo, cloth & boards. Review copy for Canada, with large rubber stamp on title page. Review sheets laid in. Ink name & date at front, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38825
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  • APPIAH, Peggy
    THE PINEAPPLE CHILD and other tales from Ashanti (proof copy)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1969. Uncorrected proo in pale grey card covers. Very light spine yellowing; light yellowing and foxing to page edges; else fine. Good illustrations. Folk tales from Ghana.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41459
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  • SOYINKA, Wole
    THE ROAD

    Edition: First printing

    London / Ibadan: Oxford, 1965. pp (6), 101, [3]. Ink name and sticker scar to front free endpaper, else a fine copy of this play by the 1986 Nobel Laureate. A Three Crowns paperback.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 38827
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  • NJAU, Rebecca
    THE SCAR. A Tragedy in One Act.

    Edition: First Edition

    Moshi, Tanzania: Kibo Art Gallery, 1965. Octavo. 32 pp, stapled, in card covers. Scar from removed sticker to front cover, VG otherwise. "The play deals frankly with one of facets of emancipation of women. It portrays life in a Kikuyu village, Kanyariri. The initiation ceremony referred to in the play is that of female circumcision..." - publisher's introduction. Njau's novel ALONE WITH THE FIG TREE won the East African Literature Bureau's 1964 prize for best novel. Very scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 9836
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  • MDA, Zakes
    THE WHALE CALLER: a novel

    Edition: First Canadian printing

    Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2005. Octavo, card covers (not issued in hardcover). Ink name at front, else fine. A novel of homosexual love set in South Africa by this noted South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38828
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  • XITU, Uanhenga
    THE WORLD OF "MESTRE" TAMODA...translated by Annella McDermott

    Edition: First edition in English

    New York: Readers International, 1988. Yellow boards. Text paper yellowed, as always, else fine. Jacket spine slightly sunned, else fine. A novel by one of the leaders of the resistance to Portuguese rule of Angola.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41423
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  • CLARK, J.P.
    THREE PLAYS: Song of a Goat, The Masquerade, The Ratt

    Edition: Firsr printing

    London: Oxford, 1964. 12mo, card covers. Spine very lightly sunned, a little rubbing to spine folds, VG+ uncreased copy otherwise, no owner names. Erratum slip tipped in. Nigerian author.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41414
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  • MPHAHLELE, Ezekiel
    VOICES IN THE WHIRLWIND and other essays

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. Green cloth. pp (6), 215. Sunning to extreme edges of covers, yellowing to page edges, else fine in very nearly fine jacket. South African writer resident in the USA.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41398
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  • MAMA, Raouf
    WHY GOATS SMELL BAD and Other Stories from Benin. Translated and Retold by Raouf Mama. Illustrated by Imna Arroyo.

    Edition: First printing

    North Haven, CT: Linnet Books, 1998. Octavo, black cloth. (xx), 138 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket, and INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. With promotional sheet laid in giving a capsule author biography. "Twenty tales from the Republic of Benin give a first-hand look at the life beliefs of the Fon, a West African people. As the former Kingdom of Dahomey, Benin was a jumping-off point for the slave trade of the seventeenth century. Remnants of its culture, therefore, are today the heritage of man y black people in the United States, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, and other Caribbean countries." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18755
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  • JONES, (Eldred Durosimi) [Wole Soyinka].
    WOLE SOYINKA.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Twayne, 1973. Maroon cloth, maroon endpapers. 183 pp. Fine copy. Dust jacket has some wear to spine tips; light tanning; VG otherwise. A study of this important Nigerian author, number 256 in Twayne's World Authors Series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13829
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