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  • SHANGE, Ntozake
    A DAUGHTER'S GEOGRAPHY

    New York: St Martins Press, c1983. Later printing (1991). Tall card covers. pp 74, [6]. Sunning to spine and upper and inner margins of front cover, VG uncreased copy otherwise. Signed by the author pn p. 37 . Poetry.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41431
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  • WARD, Frederick
    A ROOM FULL OF BALLOONS. With Paintings by Jim Shirley.

    Edition: First printing

    Montreal: Tundra Books, 1981. Black cloth. Fine copy. Jacket has some rippling to front panel, VG otherwise. 8 colour plates. "A ROOM FULL OF BALLOONS is based on a true incident that Fred Ward heard of in his exploration of the black experience in Nova Scotia: a black boy is expelled from shcool for refusing to read LITTLE BLACK SAMBO aloud in class. He is sent to a school for retarded children, and whe he continues his defiance - this time for refusing to knit - he is locked in the school closet e ach day." Author and illustrator are African-American immigrants to Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8730
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  • WARD, Frederick
    A ROOM FULL OF BALLOONS. With Paintings by Jim Shirley.

    Edition: First printing

    Montreal: Tundra Books, 1981. Black cloth. Fine copy. Jacket sticker stain and sunning to top margin of front panel; VG otherwise. 8 colour. "A ROOM FULL OF BALLOONS is based on a true incident that Fred Ward heard of in his exploration of the black experience in Nova Scotia: a black boy is expelled from shcool for refusing to read LITTLE BLACK SAMBO aloud in class. He is sent to a school for retarded children, and when he continues his defiance - this time for refusing to knit - he is locked in the school closet each day." Author and illustrator are African-American immigrants to Nova Scotia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41465
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  • PESCHI, David
    AMISTAD (proof copy)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Marlowe & Company, 1997. Octavo, light blue card covers. Advance uncorrected proof. VG copy, no owner names. A fine novel, basis of the film, about one of the USA's first battles for civil rights. Mutiny aboard a Spanish slave ship which landed in New London, CT, in 1839. The slaves won their case in the Supreme Court, defended by John Quincy Adams

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41737
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  • Selvon, Sam (Samuel Selvon)
    An Island Is a World

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Toronto: TSAR Publications, 1993. Illustrated card covers (not issued in hardcover). A fine, uncreased copy, no owner names. Clipped newspaper obituary laid in (he died in April, 1994). Important Trinidadian-Canadian author's second novel, originally published in the UK in 1955. The present edition adds a 20 page Introduction by Kenneth Ramchand.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 28171
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  • HILL, Lawrence
    ANY KNOWN BLOOD (inscribed copy)

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: HarperCollins (Harper Collins), 1997. Cloth & boards. Top page edges dusty, else fine in fine jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page and further INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title leaf, signed "Larry" . Second novel of this African-Canadian author, with blurbs on rear panel from Joyce Carol Oates, John Barth, and Austin C. Clarke. Note: bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 9531
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  • JOANS, Ted
    ARODISIA: new poems

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Hill and Wang, 1970. Black cloth, red endpapers. pp x, 150. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket faded on spine and inner margin of front cover, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41405
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  • BRAND, Dionne
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON: a novel

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1999. Black boards. Fine in fine jacket. African-Canadian poet and novelist.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10668
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  • SHANGE, Ntozake
    BETSY BROWN: A Novel

    Edition: First printing

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Beige jacket has sunning to spine and inner margins of panels, else fine. Her second novel, about a 13 year old black girl in St. Louis in 1959, the year the public schools were integrated there.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 4486
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  • NERN, Daniel D.
    BLACK AS NIGHT

    Edition: Firsr printing

    Boston: Beacon Press, 1958. Cloth & boards. Small sticker stain on front pastedown, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clippd jacket has sticker stain on front panel, very small rubbed chip at foot of lightly yellowed spine, VG otherwise. A novel of racial violence in Atlanta and Chicago, by a white author. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41426
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  • MOSLEY, Walter
    BLACK BETTY (inscribed)

    New York: Norton, (copyright 1994). Second printing. Black cloth and boards. Front cover a mite bowed, else fine. Jacket has soft creases to spine tips, light rubbing and rippling to panels, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to title page "For ____ thanks for your support. Walter Mosley".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9321
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  • WRIGHT, Richard
    BLACK POWER. A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos.

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Harper, 1954. Black cloth and maroon board, yellow endpaper maps. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has tiny rubbed chips to spine ends and outer corners, VG otherwise. The noted African-American novelist's account of his trip to Africa's Gold Coast.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43283
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  • WRIGHT, Richard
    BLACK POWER. A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos.

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Harper, 1954. Black cloth and maroon boards. Slight shelf rubbing to foot of spine, lower edges of covers, outer corners; near fine otherwise, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket spine has some sunning, rubbing to front spine fold, small rubbed chips to spine tips; very small chips to outer corners; in all, VG, flap price intact. The noted African-American novelist's account of his trip to Africa's Gold Coast.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12235
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  • GIOVANNI, Nikki
    BLUES: For All the Changes. New Poems (proof copy)

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Morrow, 1999. ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF in white glossy photographic card covers. Fine copy of this collection of 51 new poems.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 6700
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  • TYNES, Maxine
    BORROWED BEAUTY.

    Edition: First printing

    Porters Lake, Nova Scotia: Pottersfield Press, 1987. (73), (7) pp, card covers (not issued in hardcover). Yellowing to page edges, text paper lightly toned, else a fine copy. A first book of poetry from this African-Canadian author from Nova Scotia. Unsually for a Canadian poetry book, the first printing sold out in a few months' time and was in its 3rd printing by 1990.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 7570
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 49489
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  • Head, Harold, editor
    Canada in Us Now

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: New Press, 1976. Purports to be "The First Anthology of Black Poetry and Prose in Canada." Blue cloth. pp 144. Fine copy. Jacket has some rubbing to rear panel and lightly to rear spine fold, else fine, no fading to the red spine. Contributions by Austin Clarke, Harold Sonny Ladoo, Charles Roach, Dionne Brand, the editor, Arthur Nortje, and others. This hardcover issue is scarce and the paper issue is not common.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48419
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  • ELDER, Lonne, III
    CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. Blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pictorial dustjacket printed in black and white, with a photo of actors in a scene from the play. Soft bruise to lower outer corners of covers, lightening to inner margins of endpapers, yellowing to fore edges, else fine Jacket has nicks at head of spine, else fine, flap price intact. Author's first play and the first play by an African-American to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 951
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