EBONY DUST. by moore, bai t. (Bai Tamia Johnson Moore…

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EBONY DUST.

Edition: First or early printing.

[Monrovia, Liberia]: By the author? [1962]. SIGNED first edition - The first poetry collection by this noted Liberian author. Introduction by Rosina Robinson who comments that "Bai is one of the few African writers who is exploiting the great reservoir of native African folklore to create a new poetic form. . [He] has succeeded in capturing the rhythm and beat of Gola songs and translated them into poetry." Divided in to 3 sections - African Scenes, American Scenes (where Moore was educated and traveled extensively) and Various Scenes, which arose from his other travels. A unique copy INSCRIBED by Moore on the title page and dated at Indiana University in 1972. Footnotes, illustrated with drawings. Reprinted many times, this is quite scarce in any edition - but especially so in a first or very early printing like this copy, with no date or other publication information. 111 pp.

Condition: Near fine in illustrated, stapled black wrappers.

Book ID: 89538
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