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  • THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA. by Achebe, Chinua.
    Achebe, Chinua.
    THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    London: Heinemann, (1983). First edition - A book in which the noted novelist broke his silence about the 1983 Nigerian elections. "The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership." Index. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-435906984.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80377
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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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  • 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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  • NELSON MANDELA. by Benson, Mary.
    Benson, Mary.
    NELSON MANDELA.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1986). A biography of Mandela written while he was still imprisoned in South Africa - it describes his childhood in the royal family of the Thembu people to his membership and eventual leadership of the African National Congress. Illustrated with photographs, index. 269 pp. plus publisher's ads. Cover photo by Michael Peto. ISBN: 0-140089411.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80378
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  • GORONGOSA: IN THE KINGDOM OF THE WILD. by Bermudes, Nuno.
    Bermudes, Nuno.
    GORONGOSA: IN THE KINGDOM OF THE WILD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Beria: Agencia De Turismo De Mocambique, 1957. First edition - A small booklet describing a trip to Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, one of Africa s greatest wildlife reserves. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings in green, 2 maps in green, black and white, including one large fold out map on tissue paper. 43 pp. plus index and 2 pp listing companies that will organize excursions.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yapped wrappers. An uncommon and appealing production.

    Book ID: 79955
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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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  • A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800. by Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800.

    Edition: Revised edition - trade paperback.

    London: Longman, (1977). A classic work, a title in the Growth of African Civilisation Series, originally published in 1965. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Includes Notes on the sources, references, questions, a table of comparative dates, a subject index and guide to the chapters and index. xvi 318 pp. ISBN: 0-582603404.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 80374
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  • A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800. by Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800.

    Edition: New and expanded edition - trade paperback.

    London: Longman, (1970). A classic work, a title in the Growth of African Civilisation Series, originally published in 1965. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Includes List of maps, notes on the sources, references, questions, a table of comparative dates, a subject index and guide to the chapters and index. xii 320 pp. ISBN: 0-582602432.

    Condition: Very good overall - some underlining on a few pages.

    Book ID: 80376
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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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  • Grundy, Kenneth W.
    SOLDIERS WITHOUT POLITICS: Blacks in the South African Armed Forces

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1983. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7872
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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 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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  • 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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  • BLAME ME ON HISTORY. by Modisane, Bloke (1923-1986)
    Modisane, Bloke (1923-1986)
    BLAME ME ON HISTORY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiography, banned in South Africa upon its publication in 1963, which describes growing up and living under apartheid. Praise from Langston Hughes who calls Modisane a "writer of power and persuasion." Includes a postscript by the author. 311 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some rubbing and wear to the dj, price-clipped) .

    Book ID: 79691
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  • SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products. by Moloney, Alfred.
    Moloney, Alfred.
    SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to rectify the idea that most of Africa is nothing but "bush." Includes several appendices, index to the economic plants and a general index. vi, 533 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue.

    Condition: Very good overall in publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, thin gilt bands. Significant foxing to the preliminary and title pages and to the ads at the rear, but only occasional marginal spots in most of the book. Previous owner's name date 1894, hinges starting but still a tight and straight copy.

    Book ID: 80926
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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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  • BLACK LEADERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY. by Saunders, Christopher C., editor.
    Saunders, Christopher C., editor.
    BLACK LEADERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY.

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

    London & Nairobi: Heinemann, (1979). First edition - Short biographies of nine key nineteenth-century black leaders in southern Africa, including some well-known figures - Mzilikazi and Cetshwayo - as well as others, such as Mpande and Mswati, who are less known. Contributors include Ngwabi Bhebe, P. I . Bonner, Sandra Burman and others. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Notes and suggestions for further reading at the end of each section. Index. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-435944789.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 80397
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  • BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland. by Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1951. First edition - Presented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament in April, 1951, this is a report on "(1) the nature and significance of the large numbers of murders which had taken place in 1947 and 1948 in Basutoland, (2) the proximate causes of and underlying reasons for the apparently increased incidence of the crime, and (3) the steps which the Basutoland Administration might take to remedy the position. Includes a look at the role of native medicine men and the use of 'diretlo' in the making of magical medicines with protective value. Appendices, Diagrams (including two fold-out diagrams) and a fold out map. vi, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue stapled wrappers (toning to both the cover and the pages)

    Book ID: 80857
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