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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269888


A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 289 pp. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya ... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

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Notes of a Native Son

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1963

Seller ID: 2266363


Wrappers faintly foxed, light general wear. 1963 Trade Paperback. ix, 175 pp. Notes of a Native Son is a non-fiction book by James Baldwin. It was his first non-fiction book, and was published in 1955. The volume collects ten of Baldwin's essays, which had previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's Magazine, Partisan Review, and The New Leader. The essays mostly tackle issues of race in America and Europe.[1] CONTENTS: Autobiographical Notes; Part I: Everybody's P... View more info

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Pardoner's Tale

By: Beaver, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204038


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed.Very Good. 1966 Hard Cover. 200 pp. The place is Kenya after independence. The chief African characters are a taxi-driver, an occasional politician, and a not highly qualified schoolteacher. These three boon companions, sharing a tremendous zest for oratory and beer, find a box of bank-notes in the forest--a treasure which disrupts their happy relationship. Meanwhile, a group of five Europeans face their own problems with some ... View more info

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Soul on Ice

By: Cleaver, Eldridge; Gismar, Maxwell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Delta: 1968

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2266364


Sixth printing. Spine faintly creased, wrappers and page ridges faintly foxed. 1968 Trade Paperback. xv, 210 pp. Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver's best known writing and remains a seminal work in African-American literature.[1][2] The treatises were first printed in the nationally-circulated monthly Ramparts and became widely rea... View more info

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Age of Iron

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200388


First edition. Bookplate signed by author without inscription affixed to half-title page. Pages toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 180, [1] pp. 8vo. Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is also a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize. Dying of cancer, Elizabeth Curren writes a testament to her lost daughter, now living in America. Her account describes her relationship with the tramp, Vercueil, who becomes her silen... View more info

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Foe

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200997


First edition. Jacket flaps and top page ridge faintly foxed. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 157 pp. 8vo. Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is also a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize. When Susan Barton is marooned on an island in the middle of the Atlantic she enters the world of two men. One is a mute negro called Friday; the other is Robinson Cruso. The Island is a society already at work. Its rules are simpl... View more info

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Waiting for the Barbarians

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2264374


Light foxing to inner front wrapper and endpaper. 1982 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for fiction, and inspiration for the opera by American composer Philip Glass. Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is also a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize. Set in an isolated outpost on the edge of a great Empire, Waiting for the Barbarians is a s... View more info

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A Piece of Mine: Short Stories

By: Cooper, J. California; Walker, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201014


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Faint crease on front wrapper along spine. 1984 Trade Paperback. ix, 124 pp. With a foreword by Alice Walker. In her acclaimed novels and short stories, J. California Cooper portrays the lives of African Americans, bringing to light the impact of history, social and economic hardship, and enduring cultural strengths on the experiences of individuals and families. The questions, discussion topics,... View more info

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Nervous Conditions: A Novel

By: Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2266447


Half-inch surface tear to spine-base, wrappers lightly rubbed, minor ink underlining (a few pages only), ink name on half-title page. 1989 Trade Paperback. 204 pp. Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 by the Women's Press. The semi-autobiographical novel[1] focuses on the story of a Shona family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. Nervous Conditions is the first of a proposed trilogy,... View more info

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The Strange Man

By: Djoleto, Amu

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1968

Seller ID: 2208329


Light stain to spine-base, wrapper edges, and page ridges. 1968 Trade Paperback. 279 pp. Mensa endures his Ghanaian childhood under the shadow of successive tyrannical headmasters. In his maturity he struggles with the trials that village jealousies and his own family lie upon him.KEYWORDS: AMU DJOLETO STRANGE MAN LITERATURE FICTION AFRICAN View more info

Towards African Literary Independence: A Dialogue with Contemporary African Writers (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies Series Number 53)

By: Egejuru, Phanuel Akubueze

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Greenwood Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1292501


First edition. No jacket. Pencil marks throughout text, ink name on front endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. Egejuru interviews nine writers, six West Africans and one each from Kenya, Algeria, and South Africa, arranging the material by topic. Her provocative questions elicit interesting and sometimes bristling replies... An informative introduction examines the role of the Negritude movement in the development of African literature, and biographical notes are supplied. CONTENT... View more info

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Galahad: Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation

By: Erskine, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2264164


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. Twice in his life a woman asked Lancelot for his love. Two very different women, both named Elaine. But as the world knows, Lancelot cared for no woman except Guinevere. The second Elaine tried her best to get Lancelot to marry her, or at the very least be her paramour. From these two things, Lancelot excused himself, all the while thinking of his younger years a... View more info

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Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Classic African Novel

By: Fagunwa, D.O.; Soyinka, Wole; Onobrakpeya, Bruce

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204368


First edition. Page ridges faintly foxed.Near Fine. 1982 Hard Cover. 140 pp. His total conviction in multiple existences within our physical world is as much an inspiration to some of the most brilliant fiction in Yoruba writing as it is a deeply felt urge to 'justify the ways of God to man.'—Wole Soyinka, translator and Nobel LaureateA classic work of African literature, Forest of a Thousand Daemons is the first novel to be written in the Yoruba language. First publ... View more info

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The System of Dante's Hell (Evergreen Black Cat BC-118)

By: Jones, Leroi [Baraka, Amiri; Baraka, Imamu Amear]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press Inc.: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2270175


First printing. Spine creased, edges lightly rubbed, ink mark on front wrapper, very faint stain on rear wrapper. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. 154 pp. Follows a young black man living nomadically in big cities and small towns in the Southern United States, and his struggles with segregation and racism. The book correlates the man's experience with Dante's Inferno, and includes a diagram of the fictional hell described by Dante. Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones,... View more info

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Atu, the Silent One

By: Jupo, Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 2205351


Review copy. Endpapers lightly foxed.Stain to bottom edge of jacket rear, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. A young African Bushman who is unable to speak joins the hunters for his first hunt, and later tells the story of the hunt in his own way.KEYWORDS: FRANK JUPO ATU SILENT ONE CHILDREN FICTION PICTURE BOOKS AFRICA AFRICAN View more info

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L'Aventure Ambigue

By: Kane, Cheikh Hamidou

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Julliard: 1961

Seller ID: 2196624


Highlighting. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. Samba Diallo must attempt to balance his past and his beliefs with his future and the modernity that comes with it. View more info

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L'Enfant Noir (French Edition)

By: Laye, Camara

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Presses Pocket: 1992

Seller ID: 2196622


Ink underlining. 1992 Mass Market Paperback. Si dans L'Enfant noir l'écrivain guinéen s'imaginait ne penser qu'à lui, tracer les contours de sa Haute-Guinée natale , c'est pourtant un chant universel qui en est sorti. [...] Seul en Europe, détaché de sa famille, il se consolait avec les mots. Et le soir, la main tremblante, le coeur serré par la nostalgie, il devait retrouver sa terre natale, la clameur des forgerons provenant de l'atelier de son père, la voix r... View more info

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Early Nigerian Literature

By: Lindfors, Bernth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Africana Publishing Company: 1982

Seller ID: 1528569


Some pencil marks in text, rubbed & toned with a few tears along jacket edges. 1982 Hard Cover. 198 pp. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Form, Theme and Style in the Narratives of D.O. Fagunwa; 3. Amos Tutuola's Earliest Long Narrative; 4. C.O.D. Ekwensi's First Stories; 5. The Africanization of Onuora Nzekwu; 6. Popular Literature for an African Elite; 7. Chinua Achebe's Undergraduate Writings; 8. Ladies and Gentlemen at Ibadan; 9. The Early Writings of Wo... View more info

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The Only Son (African Writers Series 21)

By: Munonye, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135541


First printing. Spine faded. 1966 Trade Paperback. 201, [1] pp. An only son is wooed from a possessive mother by an enterprising and persistent Catholic mission in Nigeria. By the author of Oil Man of Obange. View more info

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Danda

By: Nwankwo, Nkem

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1970

Seller ID: 2119144


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1970 Trade Paperback. A well-respected tribal leader attempts to reform his buffoonish son. View more info

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La Mulatresse Solitude (French Edition)

By: Schwarz-Bart, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Editions Du Seuil: 1972

Seller ID: 2196630


Ink underlining. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A mixed-race girl lives through the dangers of excitement of the late 18th century. View more info

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Shaihu Umar

By: Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji; Hiskett, Mervyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longmans: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2266787


Second printing. Front wrapper lightly foxed, ink note on front wrapper verso. 1968 Trade Paperback. 80 pp. A family saga, written by the first Federal Prime Minister of Nigeria. It focuses on the struggles of Umar and his mother, and describes Umar's dramatic journey across the desert with a slave caravan. It provides a glimpse into the lives of women and children in a black Islamic society. View more info

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You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir

By: Soyinka, Wole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2007

Seller ID: 2201082


Half-inch chip to bottom spine edge. 2007 Trade Paperback. xx, 499 pp. The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland.In the tough, humane, and lyrical language that has typified his plays and novels, Soyink... View more info

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Life Turns Man Up and Down: High Life, Useful Advice, and Mad English (African Market Literature)

By: Thometz, Kurt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199797


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Corners lightly bumped.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xliv, 356 pp. A unique anthology that brings together examples of once wildly popular but long out-of-print African market literature never intended as art: irresistibly charming, brief literary anomalies in all genres, written for entertainment, instruction, and moral guidance.An indigenous Nigerian publishing phenomenon that was all the rage from World War II until t... View more info