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  • POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF POWER (Assocation of Social Anthropologists Mongraphs, No. 2). by A.S.A.; Banton, Michael, editor.
    A.S.A.; Banton, Michael, editor.
    POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF POWER (Assocation of Social Anthropologists Mongraphs, No. 2).

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Tavistock Publications, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "This volume derives from material presented at a Conference on New Approaches in Social Anthropology, sponsored by the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth, held at Jesus College, Cambridge, 24- 30 June 1963." Includes an introduction by Max Gluckman and Fred Eggan, and papers by F. G. Bailey ('Decisions by consensus in councils and committees, with special references to village and local government in India'); Ralph W.Nichols ('Factions, a comparative analysis' based on studies of pygmies in Africa, a Govindapur village and Iroquois Indians); Peter C. Lloyd ('The political structure of African kingdoms, an exploratory model'); and Aidan Southall ('A critique of the typology of states and political systems.')…

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    London: Tavistock Publications, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "This volume derives from material presented at a Conference on New Approaches in Social Anthropology, sponsored by the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth, held at Jesus College, Cambridge, 24- 30 June 1963." Includes an introduction by Max Gluckman and Fred Eggan, and papers by F. G. Bailey ('Decisions by consensus in councils and committees, with special references to village and local government in India'); Ralph W.Nichols ('Factions, a comparative analysis' based on studies of pygmies in Africa, a Govindapur village and Iroquois Indians); Peter C. Lloyd ('The political structure of African kingdoms, an exploratory model'); and Aidan Southall ('A critique of the typology of states and political systems.') Notes, references, notes on contributors. xlii, 142 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some general creasing and wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 39921
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  • THINGS FALL APART and Related Readings. by Achebe, Chinua.
    Achebe, Chinua.
    THINGS FALL APART and Related Readings.

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: McDougal Littell. (1997.). Hardcover - A title in the Literature Connections series, designed for use in schools. In addition to the novel by Achebe, this includes poetry by Senghor, Mark Strand and Simon Ortiz, an essay "Shooting the Elephant" by George Orwell and more, 222 pp. ISBN: 0-395-775590.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 58862
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  • ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH by Achebe, Chinua.
    Achebe, Chinua.
    ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Anchor Press / Doubleday, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of contemporary Africa by this Nigerian writer. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-385-016646.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (several edge tears to dj, corner of flap clipped but price of 16.95 still present).

    Book ID: 58167
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  • Achebe, Chinua.
    ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Anchor Books, 1988. A novel of contemporary Africa, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 11606
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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • A STRANGER AMONG US: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection. by [Anthology, signed] Bierlein, Stacy, editor, Aimee Liu and Laila Lalami, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Bierlein, Stacy, editor, Aimee Liu and Laila Lalami, signed.
    A STRANGER AMONG US: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chicago: OV Books / Other Voices, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A collection of stories by 30 authors from the US and elswhere - from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, some published for the first time in the United States. Foreword by Aimee Liu. Contributors include Nathan Englander, Laila Lalami, Ana Menendez, Josip Novakovich, Wanda Coleman, Tony d'Souza, Samrat Upadhyay, Mary Yukari Waters, Luis Alfaro, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Rashad Majid, Carolyn Alessio, Diane Lefer, Amanda Eyre Ward, and many others. SIGNED on the title page by THREE contributors: Stacy Bierlein, Aimee Liu and Laila Lalami. Notes on contributors. xx, 392 pp. ISBN: 978-0976717737.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 72526
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  • THE DARLING. by Banks, Russell .
    Banks, Russell .
    THE DARLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the US and Liberia during the years 1975-1991 - the story, told in the first person, of a woman, a member of the Weather Underground, who fled to Liberia and became involved in both the politics of that country and in the struggle to save endangered chimpanzees. SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0197358.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80521
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  • THE DARLING. by Banks, Russell .
    Banks, Russell .
    THE DARLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the US and Liberia during the years 1975-1991 - the story, told in the first person, of a woman, a member of the Weather Underground, who fled to Liberia and became involved in both the politics of that country and in the struggle to save endangered chimpanzees. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0197358.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65747
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  • THE ROAD TO MAKOKOTA. by Barnett, Stephen.
    Barnett, Stephen.
    THE ROAD TO MAKOKOTA.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam / Cage, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer, set in a war-torn former British colony in West Africa, this is based, in part, on his Peace Corps experience in Sierra Leone. Described as a 'harrowing and compelling' debut. 202 pp. ISBN: 1931561605.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46112
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. ISBN: 978-0374246020.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64568
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  • A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - An incredible first hand memoir on how war looks to a child soldier - at the age of 13, he was involved in the fighting in Sierra Leone, but at 16, he was removed by UNICEF. Chronology. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0374105235.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69288
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2013, before publication. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76656
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). First edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75463
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  • HENDERSON THE RAIN KING. by Bellow, Saul (1915-2005.)
    Bellow, Saul (1915-2005.)
    HENDERSON THE RAIN KING.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1968.). Perhaps Bellow's most beloved novel, this exuberant comedy of an American millionaire in darkest Africa was nominated for the National Book Award and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Novels. His fourth novel, fifth book. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-6709001708.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 57212
    Keywords: africa, comedy, Fiction
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  • RUNNING THE RIFT. by Benaron, Naomi.
    Benaron, Naomi.
    RUNNING THE RIFT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second book, a novel which follows the story of Jean Patrick Nkuba "from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his countrys first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people." Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (awarded every other year). SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 365 pp. ISBN: 978-1616200428.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (penciled vocabulary words on rear free endpaper - erasable)

    Book ID: 75923
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  • ART OF THE SENSES: African Masterpieces from the Teel Collection. by Blier, Suzanne Preston, editor.
    Blier, Suzanne Preston, editor.
    ART OF THE SENSES: African Masterpieces from the Teel Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: MFA / Museum of Fine Arts, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Presenting the William and Bertha Teel Collection for the first time, this book provides a chance to think about how our vision of such objects is shaped by the ethnographic, primitive, or modern labels that have been applied in the West, and to compare it to how those same works were viewed in their birthplace. Lavish, full-color illustrations of over 100 choice objects combine forces with essays by leading African art specialists Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Kan, and Edmund B. Gaither, and object descriptions by the collector himself, to provide a thoughtful and visually stimulating examination of these important African forms" Includes 138 full-color and 9…

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    Boston: MFA / Museum of Fine Arts, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Presenting the William and Bertha Teel Collection for the first time, this book provides a chance to think about how our vision of such objects is shaped by the ethnographic, primitive, or modern labels that have been applied in the West, and to compare it to how those same works were viewed in their birthplace. Lavish, full-color illustrations of over 100 choice objects combine forces with essays by leading African art specialists Suzanne Preston Blier, Michael Kan, and Edmund B. Gaither, and object descriptions by the collector himself, to provide a thoughtful and visually stimulating examination of these important African forms" Includes 138 full-color and 9 black-and-white illustrations. Bibliography. Large square format, printed on heavy glossy stock - a beautiful book in every way. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-878466592.

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

    Book ID: 63975
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  • BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters. by [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Blixen was an extraordinary big game hunter and friend of most pioneers and adventurers of his day as well as the husband of Isak Dinesen. These letters from Blixen to family and friends between 1913 and 1936 were translated by Kleen, who was a nephew of Blixen, and lived with him and his second wife, Cockie, in Africa. Much of the content is on hunting - mostly for elephant. Photographs. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-312-014686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74736
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  • BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters. by [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Blixen was an extraordinary big game hunter and friend of most pioneers and adventurers of his day as well as the husband of Isak Dinesen. These letters from Blixen to family and friends between 1913 and 1936 were translated by Kleen, who was a nephew of Blixen, and lived with him and his second wife, Cockie, in Africa. Much of the content is on hunting - mostly for elephant. Photographs. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-312-014686.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, faint erasure on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 56811
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  • ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity--and My Journey to Freedom in America. by Bok, Francis with Edward Tivnan.
    Bok, Francis with Edward Tivnan.
    ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity--and My Journey to Freedom in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. ... Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. ... After two failed attempts to flee--each bringing severe beatings and death threats--Francis finally escaped at age seventeen....[He] persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials who granted passage to America. Now a student and an antislavery activist, Francis Bok has…

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    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. ... Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. ... After two failed attempts to flee--each bringing severe beatings and death threats--Francis finally escaped at age seventeen....[He] persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials who granted passage to America. Now a student and an antislavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery." Map. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-312306237.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42607
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  • BRAZZAVILLE BEACH. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    BRAZZAVILLE BEACH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (1991.). First edition - Novel of a young woman from England who has found a refuge, alone, at Brazzaville Beach on "the edge of Africa." Winner of the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize; on the Booker long list. 316 pp. Cover art by Thomas Woodriff

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44777
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  • Boyd, William.
    BRAZZAVILLE BEACH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young woman from England who has found a refuge, alone, at Brazzaville Beach on "the edge of Africa." Winner of the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize; on the Booker long list. 316 pp. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-688103634.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 46603
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  • BRAZZAVILLE BEACH. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    BRAZZAVILLE BEACH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young woman from England who has found a refuge, alone, at Brazzaville Beach on "the edge of Africa." Winner of the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize; on the Booker long list. 316 pp. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-688103634.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 65004
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  • COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology. by Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    London: Thos. Cook & Son, 1921. Hardcover - With nine maps (Eight large folding maps plus one in the pocket at the rear), and 182 illustrations in the text and two in the supplement. Includes a 28 page 1925 supplement bound in at the front, which focuses on the recent discovery and opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb, but also includes other recent excavations in Egypt and the Sudan; Egypt in 1924-25 and the Sudan in 1923-25. Index, advertisements. 28, vv, 956 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original maroon flexible cloth covers, gilt titling on the spine and front cover, marbled endpapers and all edges, green silk book marker bound in.

    Book ID: 68846
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  • SOUTH OF THE ZAMBESI: Poems from South Africa. by Butler, Guy.
    Butler, Guy.
    SOUTH OF THE ZAMBESI: Poems from South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Abelard-Schuman, (1966I dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poems. "earthily anecdotal in style" by one of the leading English-speaking poets in the Republic of South Africa at the time. Table of contents. Introduction by William Plomer; illustrations by John Lawrence. 32 pp.

    Condition: Fine in lavender cloth with gilt lettering in a near fine dust jacket (small peeled spot on front cover).

    Book ID: 79187
    Keywords: africa, Poetry
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  • A DESERT OF SALT. by Butler, K.R.
    Butler, K.R.
    A DESERT OF SALT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: M.S. Mill Company, Inc. & William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who, although born in England, lived in Africa for many years. "A novel of adventure and suspense. . . in a haunting setting," the Makarikari Salt Plains in the Kalahari Desert. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57441
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987.). 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. Cover praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Maps. 493 pp. ISBN: 0-345-353064.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, but no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49993
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - 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: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79879
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 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. SIGNED on the title page. 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.)

    Book ID: 26637
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  • THE CHILDREN OF SEGU. by Conde, Maryse.
    Conde, Maryse.
    THE CHILDREN OF SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her highly praised epic novel 'Segu' this is set in the mid-19th century in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the domination of Islam over the African fetishist religion of the Bambara, and in Jamaica. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. 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, John Williams and others. Maps, family trees, and map endpapers. Notes. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-670829811.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 65865
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  • DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards. by De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards.

    Edition: First edition., a large trade paperback.

    Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, (2010). First edition - An exploration of supernatural and natural healing practices all over the world through 270 colonial postcards from a private collection, published in conjunction with an exhibition of these postcards in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2009. Shown in their original colors, the cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, but also a source which needs to be considered with care, since many reflect the colonial prejudices and racist attitudes of the time. Notes, references. Large format. 215 pp. ISBN: 978-9460220173.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77972
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