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African Victory with the British Forces from El Alamein to Cape Bon

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: British Information Services: 1943

Seller ID: 2206915

Condition: Good


No publisher date (circa 1940s), wrappers rubbed with a few light creases, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1943 Stapled Binding. 63 pp. At the First Battle of El Alamein (1 – 27 July 1942) the advance of Axis troops on Alexandria was blunted by the Allies, stopping the German Panzers who were trying to outflank the Allies' position. At the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 4 November 1942) Allied forces broke the Axis line and forced them all the way back to... View more info

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Voices of the Ancestors: African Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205620

Condition: Near Fine


Pages lightly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: Cradle of Humankind; Wonders of Creation; An Ordered World; Heroes and Tricksters; Kingdoms and Empires; The African Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY MYTH VOICES OF ANCESTORS AF... View more info

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The Fortune Tellers

By: Alxeander, Lloyd

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265296

ISBN: 0525448497

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy. 1992 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. After revealing the future to a young carpenter, a fortune-teller disappears, and the young man attempts to fill the shoes of the real seer, with hilarious results for himself and the villagers, in an African tale set in a small Cameroonian town. View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet: 1966

Seller ID: 2266835

Condition: Good


Front wrapper lightly foxed, spine creased, rear wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 429 pp. Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable stories of our time. This is a thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life ... View more info

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Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, A Reader

By: Burton, Art T.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2265346

ISBN: 0803217471

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. xix, 346 pp. Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of “eight notable Oklahomans,” the “most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.” That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds (“I’m sorry, we didn’t keep black people’s history,” a clerk at one of Oklahoma’s local historical socie... View more info

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Making of Man: An Outline of Anthropology (Modern Library)

By: Calverton, V.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1931

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260194

Condition: Good


First thus (Toledano, 149.2). Spine lightly toned with crease, front and rear hinges starting, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on front endpaper. 1931 Soft Cover. xv, 879 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction: Modern Anthropology and the Theory of Cultural Compulsives; Fossil and Prehistoric Man; Race and Language; Social Organization; Sexual Customs and Social Practice; Religion; Evolution of Attitudes; Biographies; Bibliographies. 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

ISBN: 0440181631

Condition: Very Good


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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The Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu

By: Courlander, Harold; Sako, Ousmane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202562

ISBN: 051754637X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. vii, 178 pp. The heroic legends decribed here, re-create the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were na... View more info

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Nervous Conditions: A Novel

By: Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2266447

ISBN: 0931188741

Condition: Good


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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Samaki: The Story of an Otter in Africa: A True-to-Life Novel

By: Davis, J.A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1979

Seller ID: 2205356

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp to front endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly rubbed and lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. 215 pp. The life of Samaki, a spot-necked otter from Tanzania, from eight weeks old. Through his eyes are seen the other inhabitants of the African rivers and surrounding terrain.Samaki: The Story of an Otter in Africa is a novel written and illustrated by J.A. Davis (Joseph Anthony Davis). It was first published in 1979, by E.P. Dutton (New York, N.Y.) and si... View more info

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My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270997

ISBN: 0465015557

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 324 pp. Starting with a photograph and some writings left by her grandmother, Thulani Davis goes looking for the white folk in her family-a Scots-Irish family of cotton planters unknown to her-and uncovers a history far richer and stranger than she had ever imagined. When Davis's grandmother died in 1971, she was writing a novel about her ... View more info

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Morocco: Its People and Places

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Rollin-Tilton, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150497

Condition: Good


First edition. A bit musty, ink name & date partially crossed out on front flyleaf. 1882 Hard Cover. v, 374, [2] pp. 8vo. A 19th century overview of Morocco and its citizens, with illustrations throughout text. View more info

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Sahara: The Extraordinary History of the World's Largest Desert

By: de Villiers, Marq; Hirtle, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2002

Seller ID: 2201193

ISBN: 0802776787

Condition: Very Good


General light wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, earthworms find enough moisture to survive. Four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth--yet it is full... View more info

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First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson

By: Dingle, Derek T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1998

Seller ID: 2195461

ISBN: 0786803487

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. As an African-American, Jackie Robinson had to fight for his rights again and again until he broke the Major League's color line. First in the Field explores the early years of this baseball legend, as he paved the way for other African Americans in professional sports, and made a place for himself in American history. View more info

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A Mongo Homecoming (A Two-Worlds Book)

By: Elting, Mary; McKown, Robin; Barnett, Moneta

Price: $10.00

Publisher: M. Evans and Company: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203599

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Page ridges faintly foxed.Jacket faintly foxed. 1969 Hard Cover. 54 pp. Pauline lives in a city called Kinshasa on the bank of the Congo River in Africa. Her family is of the Mongo people, one of the many groups in the Congo region. When Pauline leaves her house for school in the morning she can see a tall new skyscraper near the post office where her father works. On here way home, she can look out towards the edge of the forest where her ancestors lived f... View more info

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Umbundu: Folk Tales from Angola

By: Ennis, Merlin; Lord, Albert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2203603

Condition: Very Good


Very GoodJacket rubbed, quarter-inch chip to top edge of jacket front. 1962 Hard Cover. xxix, 316 pp. In the middle of the wild bush country of West Africa live the Ovimbundu of Angola. For generations the transmission of their culture has been by word-of-mouth through the art of tribal storytellers. Now for the first time an American who lived among them for almost 40 years has translated and written down these tales and legends from the Umbundu, without altering their ... View more info

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The Boer War: South Africa, 1899-1902

By: Evans, Martin Marix

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Osprey Military: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1938780

ISBN: 1855328518

Condition: Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 159, [1] pp. Color and black & white photographs, maps, and illustrations throughout. This brutal of attrition which devastated the South African economy and cost the war British over $22 billion in 1899, triggered by Cecil Rhodes' failed Jameson raid. It marked the end of the old wars of empire and the beginning of a new more recognizably 20th century style of warfare. It saw the inventi... View more info

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The Pyramids

By: Fakhry, Ahmed

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2073942

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges foxed, jacket price clipped. 1961 Hard Cover. 260 pp. 8vo. A history of pyramids, with theories on their construction and a history of their exploration and documentation. View more info

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Mugabe and the White African

By: Freeth, Ben

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Lion: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207436

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2011 Trade Paperback. Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white farmers, his family's land was reclaimed by Mugabe's government for redistribution—but Ben's family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe's government in the SADC, the Southern African equivalent of NATO. The case was deferred time and again while Mugabe's men applied political pressure to have the... View more info

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Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South

By: Goodwin, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275506

ISBN: 0061140457

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Remainder mark. 2009 Trade Paperback. xviii, 414 pp. A triumph of historical detective work, Crossing the Continent is the remarkable, never-before-told story of the first black explorer and adventurer in America, Esteban Dorantes. An African slave, Dorantes led an eight-year journey from Florida to California in the early sixteenth century—three hundred years before Lewis and Clark ventured west. An extraordinary true-life saga of courage, trials, and ... View more info

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Africa Dances: A Book About West African Negroes

By: Gorer, Geoffrey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202785

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, boards and pages toned, page ridges lightly foxed. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 337 pp. [viii] Includes black-and-white photographs. Originally published in 1935, Africa Dances takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris (Feral Benga). It's a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society while... View more info

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Black Rage

By: Grier, William H.; Cobbs, Price M.; Harris, Fred R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Seller ID: 2266150

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear, pages lightly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 179 pp. Two black psychiatrists tell it like it is--the desperation, the conflicts and the anger of the black man's life in America today. Forcibly uprooted from his home, cut off from his past, robbed of language and culture, the black man in America has been methodically dehumanized and exploited by our society. Black Rage is the first book to reveal the full dimensions of the emotional conflict... View more info

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

By: Hamilton, Virginia; Dillon, Leo and Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207247

Condition: Good


First Edition. No jacket, stain to top page ridge. 1985 Large Hardcover. xii, 178 pp. With illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up.--(starred) Scho... View more info

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Apartheid's Second Front: South Africa's War against Its Neighbours (Penguin Special)

By: Hanlon, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2269480

ISBN: 0140523707

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Wrapper edges very lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. 130 pp. Describes the economic, political, and military forces used by South Africa to enforce Apartheid. View more info

Image for Salesman's Dummy: War in South Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilization. The Strange Story of a Weird World from the Earliest Ages to the Present, Including the War with the Boers, Embracing the Explorations and Settlements, Wars and Conquests, Peoples and Governments, Resources and Produces, of This the Least Known, Yet by Nature Endowed as the Richest and Most Wonderful of Continents, and a Detailed History of the Causes and Events of the British-Boer War

Salesman's Dummy: War in South Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilization. The Strange Story of a Weird World from the Earliest Ages to the Present, Including the War with the Boers, Embracing the Explorations and Settlements, Wars and Conquests, Peoples and Governments, Resources and Produces, of This the Least Known, Yet by Nature Endowed as the Richest and Most Wonderful of Continents, and a Detailed History of the Causes and Events of the British-Boer War

By: Harding, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Dominion Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2200492

Condition: Good


Boards soiled, binding just beginning to weaken. 1899 Hard Cover. Salesman's dummy, including fold-out map and samples of photographic illustrations, excerpts from various chapters, ruled order sheets following text, and sample spine design mounted inside rear board. View more info

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

By: Hochschild, Adam

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206971

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1999 Trade Paperback. In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold Ii of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose t... View more info

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The Rise and Fall of a Proper Negro: An Autobiography

By: Lacy, Leslie Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1970

Seller ID: 2266780

ISBN: 0025672002

Condition: Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. 1970 Hard Cover. 255 pp. The odyssey of Leslie Alexander Lacy, product of a respectable Louisiana childhood, whose gradual involvement in West Coast militant movements and travel to Africa brings him to some sweetly reasonable and sourly realistic conclusions regarding black revolution. View more info

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The Africans: A Noted Foreign Correspondent's Encounters with Black Africa Today

By: Lamb, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202559

ISBN: 039451887X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. xv, 363 pp. During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to coups oceans apart, catching midnight flights to little-known countries where supp... View more info

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The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America

By: Lemann, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2203525

ISBN: 0394560043

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1991 Hard Cover. 410 pp. ...concerns the people and lives that were transformed by the black migration. First, he tells the stories of several families who left the cotton plantations and small towns of the Mississippi Delta, heading north to the single most important destination of the great black migration, the South Side of Chicago. Following these men, women, and children over a fifty-year period, he recounts their moments o... View more info

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Tally's Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men

By: Liebow, Elliot

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2194723

Condition: Good


First printing. Cover and pages toned, text highlighted. 1967 Trade Paperback. xvii, 260 pp. A sociological classic, the first compelling response to the culture of poverty thesis--that the poor are different and, according to conservatives, morally inferior--and alternative explanations that many African Americans are caught in a tangle of pathology owing to the absence of black men in families. The debate has raged up to the present day. Yet Liebow's shadow theory of v... View more info