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  • EAST AFRICA IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: Book 2, East Africa. by Anderson, John D. with Obaro Ikime.
    Anderson, John D. with Obaro Ikime.
    EAST AFRICA IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: Book 2, East Africa.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback,

    London & Nairobi: Heinemann, (1972). First edition - A title in the Histories of the Peoples of Africa series. . Maps, photographs.Includes a time chart, specimen questions, suggestions for further reading, index. pp. 251-382, xxxi. ISBN: 0-435940090.

    Condition: Near fine (stamp of previous owner, erratum slip pasted on table of contents)

    Book ID: 82727
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  • KENYATTA AND THE POLITICS OF KENYA. by Arnold, Guy.
    Arnold, Guy.
    KENYATTA AND THE POLITICS OF KENYA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi: Transafrica Publishers, (1975). A study of the man as nationalist, agitator and writer and teacher in the years before he became President, and of the historical themes that have marked his career - colonialism, settlers, Mau Mau, and above all the belief that Africans should rule Kenya. Maps, bibliography, chronological table, index. 226 pp.

    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 82760
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  • A HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR: A Study in Constitutional Development 1934-64 by Ayany, S. G.
    Ayany, S. G.
    A HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR: A Study in Constitutional Development 1934-64

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1983, c 1970). Illustrated with maps and photographs. Includes several appendices, bibliography, index. 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue and black wrappers (toning to pages, but otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 85081
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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CULTURE. by Ayisi, Eric O.
    Ayisi, Eric O.
    AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CULTURE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London / Ibadan / Nairobi: Heinemann, (1972). First edition - Introduction by Professor Meyer Fortes. Includes chapters on family, sex and marriage, descent systems, religion, festivals, ritual practices and taboo and more. Erratum slip tipped in. Illustrated with photographs. Reading list, glossary, appendix and index. xv, 110 pp. ISBN: 0-435890506.

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

    Book ID: 85108
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  • TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970. by Ayot, H. Okello.
    Ayot, H. Okello.
    TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, (1976). First edition - Covers the peopling of East Africa, its invaders, colonialism and the movement to independence. Illustrated with 8 tables and maps. Suggestions for further reading, index. 139 pp,

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated wrappers (toning to covers and pages, stamp of previous owner).

    Book ID: 82457
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  • TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970. by Ayot, H. Okello.
    Ayot, H. Okello.
    TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1980, c 1976). First edition - Covers the peopling of East Africa, its invaders, colonialism and the movement to independence. Illustrated with 8 tables and maps. Suggestions for further reading, index. 139 pp,

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82458
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  • CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA. by Bass, Thomas A.
    Bass, Thomas A.
    CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on two years of travel and research in Africa, this tells the stories of scientists who are working in virology, in the study of desertification and the causes of famine, in experimental planting, of those who are trying to combine traditional African methods with the modern scientific methods of the west. Bibliography, index. 304 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-415020.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37765
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  • CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA. by Bass, Thomas A.
    Bass, Thomas A.
    CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE IN AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on two years of travel and research in Africa, this tells the stories of scientists who are working in virology, in the study of desertification and the causes of famine, in experimental planting, of those who are trying to combine traditional African methods with the modern scientific methods of the west. Bibliography, index. 304 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-415020.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85552
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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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  • 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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  • THE RISE AND FALL OF KWAME NKRUMAH: A Study of Personal Rule in Africa. by Bretton, Henry L.
    Bretton, Henry L.
    THE RISE AND FALL OF KWAME NKRUMAH: A Study of Personal Rule in Africa.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Praeger, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the rule of Nkrumah in Ghana, how he consolidated power and the factors that led to his overthrow by a political science professor who spent an extended time in Ghana between 1964-1965. Notes, selected bibliography, index. xii, 232 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front free endpaper, in a fair only dust jacket, with tears, stickers on front cover and spine.

    Book ID: 84631
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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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  • Clements, Frank.
    RHODESIA: A Study of the Deterioration of a White Society.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Inc, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the white minority of Rhodesia who, under Ian Smith, continued to defy the black majority, by a journalist and broadcaster, former mayor of the Rhodesian capital of Salisbury, and a resident of Rhodesia for 20 years, until he was forced to return to England by Smith's actions. Index. 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jackeT (dampstaining at bottom of textblock, not affecting the text at all.)

    Book ID: 24717
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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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  • WEST AFRICAN RESISTANCE: The Military Response to Colonial Occupation. by Crowder, Michael, editor.
    Crowder, Michael, editor.
    WEST AFRICAN RESISTANCE: The Military Response to Colonial Occupation.

    Edition: New edition with corrections.

    London: Hutchinson University Library for Africa, (1978). Nine studies of the military response to the colonial occupation in West Africa, including in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegambia and Dahomey. Notes at the end of each essay. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Index xii, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-091340314.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85011
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  • THE AFRICANS: An Entry to Cultural History by Davidson, Basil.
    Davidson, Basil.
    THE AFRICANS: An Entry to Cultural History

    Edition: 1st paperback printing.

    London: Penguin, (1973). An overview of Africa's cultural history from social systems to religion, magical beliefs,arts and more. A title in the Penguin African Library, edited by Ronald Segal. Maps and illustrations, notes and references, bibliography, index. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-140410368.

    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name, usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 85154
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  • Davidson, Basil.
    THE LIBERATION OF GUINE: Aspects of an African Revolution.

    Edition: Paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1971). Foreword by Amilcar Cabral, An "important new field-study of guerrilla warfare in an African context.. Quoting extensively from the private archives of the African Independance Party of Guin and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC) and from speeches of Amilcar Cabral, Davidson shows the importance of this guerrilla war for the rest of Africa and indeed for the whole of the Third World." A very personal account which begins with Davidson witnessing the Portuguese dropping napalm on the rebels and villagers. A title in the Penguin African Library, edited by Ronald Segal. Photographs, references, bibliography. 167 pp plus 2 pp of maps.

    Condition: Very near fine (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 85195
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  • THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA. by De Witte, Ludo.
    De Witte, Ludo.
    THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - In June 1960, the former Belgian Congo won its independence; on January 17. 1961, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered. Using official sources and first hand accounts, this book attempts to "unravel the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination" and reveals a "network of complicity from the CIA to the Belgian government." In fact, this book has prompted the Belgian government to establish an official commission to inquire into the assassination. Translated from the Dutch by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, chronology, index. xxi, 224 pp. ISBN: 1859846181.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54066
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  • AFRICA DISCOVERS HER PAST. by Fage, J.D., editor.
    Fage, J.D., editor.
    AFRICA DISCOVERS HER PAST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London, Ibadan, Nairobi: Oxford University Press, (1971). A collection of 12 essays - based on a series of broadcasts given in the B.B.C. African Service in 1967 - which "looks at current methods of research and shows how archaeology, anthropology and linguistics can be combined with written and oral records to reconstruct African history." Among the contributors are Ivor Wilks, Alan Ryder, Anthony Atmore, Shula Marks and others. Index. viii, 96 p. ISBN: 0-19412276X.

    Condition: Very good in glossy black illustrated wrappers (bump to top of spine, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 85082
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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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  • LIBYA: The Elusive Revolution. by First, Ruth.
    First, Ruth.
    LIBYA: The Elusive Revolution.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    London: Penguin, (1974). First edition - Focuses on the causes and consequences of the 1969 revoltion, in which a group of young Army officers ousted the monarchy . A title in the Penguin African Library, edited by Ronald Segal. Map, index. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-140410406.

    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name, usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 85152
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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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  • MONETARY ECONOMICS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. by Ghatak, Subrata.
    Ghatak, Subrata.
    MONETARY ECONOMICS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Macmillan / ELBS (English Language Book Society), (1973). Cover describes this reprint as a low-priced edition - includes charts. References, index. vi, 174 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 82753
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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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  • BLACK AFRICA: Africa South of the Sahara from Pre-History to Independence: Parts 3 & 4 From the Colonial Era to Modern Times. by Howe, Russell Warren.
    Howe, Russell Warren.
    BLACK AFRICA: Africa South of the Sahara from Pre-History to Independence: Parts 3 & 4 From the Colonial Era to Modern Times.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: New African Library, (1967). The second of two books looking at the history of Africa by this noted foreign correspondent. Part 3 - Flags and Philosophies - deals with colonial Africa, and Part 4 - Voices and Votaries - covers decolonization. He compares teh colonial policies of Britain, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. Select bibliography, index. vii, 399 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in printed wrappers - prev owner's name, some light foxing to edges of textblock.

    Book ID: 85120
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  • TALES OF THE AFRICAN FRONTIER. by Hunter, J A. and Daniel P. Mannix.
    Hunter, J A. and Daniel P. Mannix.
    TALES OF THE AFRICAN FRONTIER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by Hunter, a game ranger in Africa, and his first in collaboration with Mannix - the stories of some of the men and women who created new homes in the wildest parts of Africa amid dangers and difficulties. Map, photographs, bibliography. xi, 308 pp. Endpaper maps of a section of East Africa.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate on verso of front endpaper, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 86375
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  • NIGER DELTA RIVALRY: Itsekiri - Urhobo Relations and the European Presence 1884-1936. by Ikime, Obaro.
    Ikime, Obaro.
    NIGER DELTA RIVALRY: Itsekiri - Urhobo Relations and the European Presence 1884-1936.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: Longmans, (1977). A title in the Ibadan History Series. Contents include Indigenous Antecedents; The rgime of Chief Nana, 1884-1894; The native court system and the career of Chief Dogho, 1900-1925 and more. Contains 3 folding maps. Appendices, bibliography, index. xxi, 301. ISBN: 0-582646383.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue wrappers,

    Book ID: 82761
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