Edition: First US printing.
New York: Viking, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.
Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (inconspicuous remainder line.)