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  • GHANA: NKRUMAH'S LEGACY. by Armah, Kwesi.
    Armah, Kwesi.
    GHANA: NKRUMAH'S LEGACY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a small hardcover printing.

    London: Rex Collings, 1974. First edition - A look - by a Ghanian - both at Ghana's struggle for political and economic independence and an assessment of the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah. Bibliography. ix, 182 pp plus index. ISBN: 0-901720208.

    Condition: Very near fine in plain back card covers, in a near fine orange outer wrapper (some sunning to the spine of the dust jacket)

    Book ID: 70273
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  • IMPERIAL FRONTIER: A Study of Relations between the British and the Pastoral Tribes of North East Uganda. by Barber, James.
    Barber, James.
    IMPERIAL FRONTIER: A Study of Relations between the British and the Pastoral Tribes of North East Uganda.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi, Kenya: East African Publishing House, (1968). First edition - A study of the imposition and extension of British rule in the areas which are now the Karamoja (Uganda) and Turkana (Kenya) districts. Photographs, map, references, bibliography, index. 232 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 79357
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  • KENYA, A POLITICAL HISTORY: The Colonial Period . by Bennett, George.
    Bennett, George.
    KENYA, A POLITICAL HISTORY: The Colonial Period .

    Edition: First thus- a small paperback.

    Nairobi: Oxford University Press, (1978). First East African publication of this work originally published in 1963. Political development from the first colonial settlement to the eve of independence; #1 in The Students library. Double page maps, notes, index, Appendices with lists of governors & ministers. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-195724682.

    Condition: Very good in green wrappers.

    Book ID: 79545
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  • AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896. by Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal the disregard for, and the ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Photographs, index. xxvii, 300 pp. ISBN: 1-879373661.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 79477
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  • Chirenje, J. Mutero
    ETHOPIANISM AND AFRO-AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 1883-1916.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Deals with the rise of African independent churches in Southern Africa in the late 19th century and with the role that African Americans played in that rise. One of the most significant alliances was with Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and in addition, African students came to the US to study at black religious colleges and young African Americans were sent to Africa as missionaries. Several appendices, extensive bibliography, index. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-13190.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 24957
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  • THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA. by Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Negro Universities Press . (1969). Hardcover - A work originally published in wrappers in 1926. Introduction by Edwin W. Smith who calls the problem one of "appalling complexity." Includes chapters on Race integrity and equality of opportunity, Intermarriage and Territorial segregation. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-837124411.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine (lettering slightly rubbed, book is tight and clean, as new)

    Book ID: 78667
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  • SOME ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF NKRUMAISM. by Editors of The Spark and Panaf Books,
    Editors of The Spark and Panaf Books,
    SOME ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF NKRUMAISM.

    Edition: First thus - a pocket paperback.

    London: Panaf Books, (1975). First edition - Originally published in 1964, this is a new and expanded edition of this authoritative summary of the views of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana (1960-1966),who led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957, as compiled by the editors of his party's theoretical journal, The Spark, published in Accra, Ghana. This edition includes additional material after 1964, and especially from the post-coup period spent in Conakry, Guinea. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-901757-15-9.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 79375
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  • BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa by Fernandez, James W.
    Fernandez, James W.
    BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa

    Edition: First edition.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1982.). Hardcover first edition - Bwiti is a spiritual discipline of the Fang people of Gabon and Cameroon - "it is a religion that seeks to recapture the totality of the old way of life." (p 9.) Bwiti practitioners use the psychedelic, dissociative root bark of the Tabernanthe iboga plant (or eboga), specially cultivated for the religion, to promote spiritual growth. Illustrated with 66 photographs and numerous figures and drawings by Renate Lellep Fernandez. Glossary. Notes. Extensive Bibliography and index. xxiv, 731 pp. ISBN: 0-691093903.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth (some scattered underlining, front hinge starting), no dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 54782
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  • AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot by Fyfe, Christopher
    Fyfe, Christopher
    AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of one of outstanding Africans of the nineteenth century - a medical doctor and officer in the British Army, geologist, botanist, and a pioneer thinker on race and development as well as a prolific author (notably "West African Countries and Peoples" written in 1868.) His life is portrayed against the political and economic background of West Africa in the period before "the fog of the colonial era" descended over black ambitions and achievements. Frontispiece portrait,map, footnotes, selected bibliography, index. xi, 169 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 79420
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  • CAMEROON: United Nations Challenge to French Policy. by Gardinier, David E.
    Gardinier, David E.
    CAMEROON: United Nations Challenge to French Policy.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Institute of Race Relations / Oxford University Press, 1963. First edition - "Traces the effect on the relations between France and Cameroon by the United Nations presence and activity - and in particular why these ran contrary to French trusteeship policy." It also discusses events since independence. Map, bibliogaphy. 142 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pale turquoise wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 79501
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  • THE MATABELE WAR. by Glass, Stafford
    Glass, Stafford
    THE MATABELE WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on primary sources, this is "a detailed study of the strife between the British South Africa Company and the Matabele militaty state, now part of present-day Rhodesia, at the end of the last century. In 1890 the pioneer column of the British South Africa Company established a settlement in Mashonaland, for which permission had been obtained from Lobengula, the powerful Matabele chief. Dr. L.S. Jameson, who became the settlement's Administrator, endeavoured to establish a border between Mashonaland and Matabeleland to put a stop to the matabele raids into the newly-acquired territory. By the end of 1892 it was apparent that the partition waws failing and that Lobengula…

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    London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on primary sources, this is "a detailed study of the strife between the British South Africa Company and the Matabele militaty state, now part of present-day Rhodesia, at the end of the last century. In 1890 the pioneer column of the British South Africa Company established a settlement in Mashonaland, for which permission had been obtained from Lobengula, the powerful Matabele chief. Dr. L.S. Jameson, who became the settlement's Administrator, endeavoured to establish a border between Mashonaland and Matabeleland to put a stop to the matabele raids into the newly-acquired territory. By the end of 1892 it was apparent that the partition waws failing and that Lobengula was not prepared to accept the alienation of Mashonaland. In this fact lay the root of the Matabele War." Illustrated with photographs, footnotes, bibliography, index. 308 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in a black cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a very near fine dustjacket (lower corner of dj flap clipped

    Book ID: 79522
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  • UNDERSTANDING NYAYO: Principles and Policies in Contemporary Kenya. by Godia, George I.
    Godia, George I.
    UNDERSTANDING NYAYO: Principles and Policies in Contemporary Kenya.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi, Kenya: Transafrica, (1984). First edition - Outlines the social, economic and political direction of Kenya since President Moi took office in 1978. Photographs. Notes at the end of each chapter, bibliography. Index. 89 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers (some rubbing to the covers).

    Book ID: 79358
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  • MILITARY REGIMES IN AFRICA, by Gutteridge, W. F..
    Gutteridge, W. F..
    MILITARY REGIMES IN AFRICA,

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Methuen, (1975). No 11 in Studies in African History series, this looks at 20 cases of significant military intervention in Africa between 1963 and 1970. Map, bibliography, index. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-41678240X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, a few marginal check marks).

    Book ID: 79529
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  • THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.) by Harding, Jeremy.
    Harding, Jeremy.
    THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the Western Sahara by Morocco, and the on-going conflicts in South Africa. Maps, notes, glossary, index. 368 pp. ISBN: 0-671723596.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 79566
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  • THE IRON SNAKE. by Hardy, Ronald.
    Hardy, Ronald.
    THE IRON SNAKE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Story of the Uganda Railway. The line from Mombasa to Victoria Nyanza, 582 miles in length, is still the mainspring of Kenya's economic life. This books describes the men who planned it and built it, the dangers they encountered from wild beasts and savage tribes, and the politics of colonial expansion which were really behind it. Photographs, sources. 318 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75370
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  • 'MAUMAU' GENERAL. by Itote, Waruhiu (General China)
    Itote, Waruhiu (General China)
    'MAUMAU' GENERAL.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    Nairobi: East African Publishing House, (1974, c 1967). The first autobiography by a major MauMau leader. He describes the organization of the forest armies, the controversial "surrender", being sentenced to death, and the English lessons Jomo Kenyatta gave him in prison. Illustrated with photographs. 297 pp

    Condition: very good in illustrated wrappers (previous owner's stamp).

    Book ID: 79485
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  • THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO. by Johnston, H. A. S
    Johnston, H. A. S
    THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The Fulani Empire was the last of the 5 great empires that rose and fell in the Sudan between the 8th and 20th century. A title in The West African History series. Illustrated with photographs. Includes 6 maps, 5 folding. Several appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. xvi, 312 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 79559
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  • SQUATTERS AND THE ROOTS OF MAU MAU 1905-63. by Kanogo, Tabitha.
    Kanogo, Tabitha.
    SQUATTERS AND THE ROOTS OF MAU MAU 1905-63.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Nairobi & London: Heinemann Kenya / James Currey (1987). First edition - A study of the changing circumstances of Kikuyu squatters on the 'White Highlands' - they prospered at first, but begining in 1923, the colonists began to demand more labor hours and to restrict their animal husbandry. This explores their role in Mau Mau and in the politics of decolonisation, as they became poorer and angrier. 3 maps. Kikuyu & Swahili glossary.Endnotes for each chapter, biographical notes on key informants, bibliography, index. 206 pp. ISBN: 9966-463267.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 79368
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  • THE POLITICS OF PARTNERSHIP: The Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. by Keatley, Patrick.
    Keatley, Patrick.
    THE POLITICS OF PARTNERSHIP: The Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland.

    Edition: First printing, a paperback original.

    Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, (1963). First edition - Illustrated with three double page maps. Penguin African Library, #2. Suggestions for further reading, index. 528 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - toning to the pages, some foxing.

    Book ID: 79496
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  • SUFFERING WITHOUT BITTERNESS: The Founding of the Kenya Nation. by Kenyatta, Jomo.
    Kenyatta, Jomo.
    SUFFERING WITHOUT BITTERNESS: The Founding of the Kenya Nation.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi: East African Publishing House, (1968). First edition - Recounts fifty years of Kenyatta's involvement in the struggle for the freedom of the people of Kenya, beginning in the years right after World War I and continuing thru his arrest and long imprisonment and his eventual leadership of the country. Illustrated with photographs. An appendix with all of his important political speeches since 1963. xvii, 348 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in thin card pictorial wrappers as issued (some creasing and wear to the covers, previous owner's name stamped, but a tight copy with a straight spine)

    Book ID: 79458
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  • THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution. by Khalid, Mansour.
    Khalid, Mansour.
    THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Kegan Paul International, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A former minister in the Sudanese government attributes the country's current political crisis to the monopoly of power by a small group since independence three decades ago. He traces the evolution of politics, the first multi-party government, and the period of military rule, and analyzes the era of revolution and its effect on domestic and foreign policy." Although this books ends on a hopeful note - the way ahead - Sudan now, 30 years later, is more deeply mired in corruption, violence and revolution than ever. Notes at the end of each chapter. Several appendices, bibliography, index. viii, 480 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-710303270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76074
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  • AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis. by Lugan, Bernard.
    Lugan, Bernard.
    AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Carnot USA Books, 2003. SIGNED first edition - A controversial work by this Moroccan born African scholar, one which focuses on "the failure of the West to take into account the continent's ethnic realities. . . . His book describes a seven-step process leading to a redesign of the borders inherited from the colonial era and a healthy recognition of the ethnic realities that are tearing Africa apart." SIGNED on the half title page and dated in Los Angeles in May 2003 - that is, before publication. Translated and adapted by Tom Clegg. Map, index, footnotes. 225 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 72517
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  • Morison, David.
    THE U.S.S.R. AND AFRICA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: Institute of Race Relations and Central Asian Research Center / Oxford University Press , 1964. A look at Soviet aims, attitudes and a significant section on African Studies in Soviet Russia. Includes a 50 pp appendix on Soviet views on Africa, country by country, showing the political forces, the economy and foreign policy for each country. Map, vii, 124 pp.

    Condition: Very good (rubbing to covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 79644
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  • BECHUANALAND: Pan-African Outpost or Bantu Homeland? by Munger, Edwin S.
    Munger, Edwin S.
    BECHUANALAND: Pan-African Outpost or Bantu Homeland?

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Institute of Race Relations / Oxford University Press, 1965. First edition - Bechuanaland was one of the United Kingdom's three High Commission Territories, and its location made it a warring ground for different ideologies. vii, Map, 114 pp plus 5 charts.

    Condition: Very good in light blue wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name stamp, a bit of foxing inside covers)

    Book ID: 79502
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  • EASTERN KENYA AND ITS INVADERS. by Ochieng', William R.
    Ochieng', William R.
    EASTERN KENYA AND ITS INVADERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Nairobi, Kampala & Dar Es Salaam: East African Literature Bureau, (1975). First edition - An overview of more than 500 years of history from the early settlers of the coast through the invasions of the Arabs and the Portuguese to the final settlement of the British from 1850-1900. Maps. Bibliography. xiv, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue and white wrappers (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 79461
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  • A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA. by Oliver, Roland & J. D. Fage
    Oliver, Roland & J. D. Fage
    A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Paperback - 2nd printing

    London: Penguin, (1962). A concise, one-volume history of Africa from earliest pre-history to the Pan African congresses. Maps, index. 280 pp. plus publisher's ads. A title in the Penguin African Library.

    Condition: Good only (rather severe toning to the pages, some scattered underlining)

    Book ID: 70120
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  • AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa. by Pheto, Molefe.
    Pheto, Molefe.
    AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by a Soweto music teacher, active in the promotion of Black culture and in opposition to apartheid, of the 281 days he was held, without trial, as a political prisoner in South Africa (271 of these days in solitary confinement). 218 pp. ISBN: 0-850315247.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (a clean, tight copy, but with rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72355
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  • GHANA UNDER MILITARY RULE, 1966-69. by Pinkney, Robert.
    Pinkney, Robert.
    GHANA UNDER MILITARY RULE, 1966-69.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Methuen, (1972). No 6 in Studies in African History series, this is an examination of the military/police regime that overthrew Nkrumah and set itself up as the established government, while also pursuing the goal of restoring democracy. References, bibliography, index.x, 280 pp. ISBN: 0-416750907.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 79528
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  • REBELLION IN BLACK AFRICA. by Rotberg, Robert I., editor.
    Rotberg, Robert I., editor.
    REBELLION IN BLACK AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing thus, a trade paperback original.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1971. First edition - Contains six essays originally published in Protest and power in Black Africa, 1970 (out of 34 in that book) These include essays on the Sudan, Natal, Uganda, Chilembwe's Revolt in Nyasaland, the Gusii Rebels in Kenya, and the Congo, edited and with an introduction by Rotberg. Maps. Notes on contributors, index. xviii, 261 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black and white illustrated wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 79503
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  • ORIGINS OF RHODESIA. by Samkange, Stanlake
    Samkange, Stanlake
    ORIGINS OF RHODESIA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London and Nairobi: Heinemann Educational Books, (1973). A study described as both scholarly and readable, winner of the Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association. Maps. Bibliography, index. ix, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-435327917.

    Condition: Near fine (prev owner's embossed seal).

    Book ID: 79575
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