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  • SANAMU: ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN ART by Dick-Read, Robert
    Dick-Read, Robert
    SANAMU: ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN ART

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Map frontispiece, illustrated with many line drawings and photographs by the author recording his travels in more than 20 African countries "in search of African Art." 271 pp

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a dust jacket with tape at top of spine, spine label.

    Book ID: 54300
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  • THE GIRL WHO SAW LIONS. by Doherty, Berlie
    Doherty, Berlie
    THE GIRL WHO SAW LIONS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Running Brook Press, (2007). First edition - The story of Abele, orphaned when her mother died of AIDS in Africa, abandoned in London by an uncle who had planned to sell her into slavery -written for older children by this award-winning author. 249 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63592
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  • Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia: CONTRIBUTION TO ETHNOBOTANICAL AND FLORISTIC STUDIES IN CAMEROON. by [Ethnobotany] Adjanohoun, E.J.; Aboubakar, N.; Dramane, K. and others, authors.
    [Ethnobotany] Adjanohoun, E.J.; Aboubakar, N.; Dramane, K. and others, authors.
    Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia: CONTRIBUTION TO ETHNOBOTANICAL AND FLORISTIC STUDIES IN CAMEROON.

    Edition: First edition.

    (Porto-Novo (Benin) STRC / OUA, 1996. First edition - Published under the auspices of the Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (STRC) of the Organization of African Unity, this is the first comprehensive survey of the medicinal plants of the area, including many which are indigenous to Cameroon. Each plant is described in alpahabetical order and is illustrated by a line drawing. Also includes listings of the major diseases and their treatments, a glossary, an index of the medicinal plants by disease, an index of the vernacular names of these plants and more. vi, 641 pp. ISBN: 9782453661.

    Condition: Very good in printed grey wrappers.

    Book ID: 56051
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  • ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA: Patterns of Traditional Medicine in Rural and Urban Kenya. by [Ethnobotany] Good, Charles M.
    [Ethnobotany] Good, Charles M.
    ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA: Patterns of Traditional Medicine in Rural and Urban Kenya.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Guilford Press, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the survival, adaptation and utilization of traditional medical systems in a rapidly modernizing country and suggests that a collaboration between traditional and Western biomedicine would advance the goals of community health. Photographs, references, index. xxi, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-89862-7796.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53820
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  • BLINDNESS IN THE KAWAMBWA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA / AFRICAN MEDICINE IN THE MANKOYA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA. by [Ethnobotany] Phillips, C. M./ S. A. Symon.
    [Ethnobotany] Phillips, C. M./ S. A. Symon.
    BLINDNESS IN THE KAWAMBWA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA / AFRICAN MEDICINE IN THE MANKOYA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Lusaka: The Rhodes- Livingstone Institute, 1959. First edition - Rhodes- Livingstone Communication No. 15. Introduction by R. J. Apthorpe. In addition to the two articles cited in the title, this also includes a list of the botanical and vernacular names for the plants used in Nkoya medicine. Typescript pages. Map. vii, 77 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original blue printed wrappers with blue cloth spine. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54673
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  • LINKS. by Farah, Nuruddin.
    Farah, Nuruddin.
    LINKS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning Somalian writer, set in the civil-war torn city of Mogadiscio which is now ruled by warlords and their gun-toting militias. Author's note. 336 pp. ISBN: 1573222658.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51618
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: First UK paperback printing.

    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book.…

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    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. 287 pp. ISBN: 185881622X.

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    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 47411
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and…

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    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. This edition includes a new preface by Farmer. Map. 309 pp. Cover art by Bryan Collier. ISBN: 0-439-471443.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50729
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  • BEHIND GOD'S BACK. by Farson, Negley.
    Farson, Negley.
    BEHIND GOD'S BACK.

    Edition: 3rd printing (just one month after the first)

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1940. Hardcover - A coast-to-coast trip across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanganyika to Duala in the French Cameroons. Photographs. Double page map. 448 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (severe toning to the pages, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, prev owner's name, but still a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 58822
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  • THE TAKULA TREE. by Fleming, Elizabeth P.
    Fleming, Elizabeth P.
    THE TAKULA TREE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: The Westminister Press, (1964) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of danger and adventure set in Africa during a tumultuous time - "What do you do when your whole world suddenly turns against you? This is the problem that faces young Paul Manship, son of missionaries in Africa." Fortunately his friend Daniel has shown him the takula tree and the hut underneath it where he can hide with his mother until someone can lead them through the jungle to safety. Illustrated with drawings by Robert L. Jefferson. The author was herself the child of missionaries, born in Japan. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper - "To my friend ---- with best wishes" 164 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some short edge tears to the dj)

    Book ID: 69043
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  • ANCESTOR STONES. by Forna, Aminatta.
    Forna, Aminatta.
    ANCESTOR STONES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007). A novel which portrays the lives of five Sierra Leonean women. "AbieÑa young woman born and raised in Sierra Leone, who now lives in London with her Portuguese-Scottish husband and their childrenÑreceives a letter from her aunts informing her they're bequeathing her the family coffee plantation. When Abie returns, her aunts offer her another gift: their stories." 317 pp plus a reading guide. ISBN: 978-0802143211.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 69799
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  • ANCESTOR STONES. by Forna, Aminatta.
    Forna, Aminatta.
    ANCESTOR STONES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first work of fiction (following a highly acclaimed memoir), a novel written as interconnected stories set in 1926 to 2003. "A young woman from West Africa, who has lived in England for many years, returns after years of civil war. The family's coffee plantation has been placed in her hands, and she turns to her aunts - women who were mysterious and a bit intimidating to her younger self - who begin to tell their stories. They are timeless tales of rivalrous co-wives, patriarchal society, and old religions challenged by Islamic and Christian incursions; they are modern stories of European-owned mining companies, the repressive influence of…

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    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first work of fiction (following a highly acclaimed memoir), a novel written as interconnected stories set in 1926 to 2003. "A young woman from West Africa, who has lived in England for many years, returns after years of civil war. The family's coffee plantation has been placed in her hands, and she turns to her aunts - women who were mysterious and a bit intimidating to her younger self - who begin to tell their stories. They are timeless tales of rivalrous co-wives, patriarchal society, and old religions challenged by Islamic and Christian incursions; they are modern stories of European-owned mining companies, the repressive influence of mission schools, corrupt elections, and the postcolonial African elite. Through their voices a family history interwoven with the history of a country emerges - one of a society both ancient and modern, of a family of strong women refusing to live as second-class citizens." 317 pp. ISBN: 978-0871139443.

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

    Book ID: 74769
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  • THE FOREST OF MYSTERY: The Exploration Series #4 by Foster, James H.
    Foster, James H.
    THE FOREST OF MYSTERY: The Exploration Series #4

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this adventure series, in which two boys accompany their fathers, noted naturalists and collectors for zoos, to remote and wild places -to Africa in this book. Glossy frontispiece. Bibliography. Lists to self at beginning of book and on back cover of dj. 254 pp. Brown and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in original bright orange cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj) Rather hard-to-find in the original Burt edition in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72312
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  • THE FOREST OF MYSTERY: The Exploration Series #4 by Foster, James H.
    Foster, James H.
    THE FOREST OF MYSTERY: The Exploration Series #4

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935). Hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this adventure series, in which two boys accompany their fathers, noted naturalists and collectors for zoos, to remote and wild places -to Africa in this book. Glossy frontispiece. Bibliography. Lists to self at beginning of book. 254 pp. Brown and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good condition in original orange cloth with black lettering

    Book ID: 63733
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  • THE OLD ORDER AND THE NEW: A Novel of Africa. by Fowler, Wilfred.
    Fowler, Wilfred.
    THE OLD ORDER AND THE NEW: A Novel of Africa.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which follows two men - an Englishman at the beginning of his career and the African headman who befriended him - from the 1930s to the beginning of independence. Originally published in the UK under the title 'Harama' this was praised as a "remarkably unbiased portrait of an Africa in transition." Elspeth Huxley called this a "clever,spare, bitter and humane book." List of characters. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (name of previous owner on front pastedown, partially hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 69343
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  • WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History. by Fredrickson, George M.
    Fredrickson, George M.
    WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1981). Hardcover first edition - The first comparative history of race relations in the United States and South Africa, one which examines parallels and differences in the origin and expression of white supremacy in the two countries. Chronology, extensive notes, index. xxv, 356 pp. ISBN: 0-195027590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80319
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  • MUD AND ROOTS. by Giles, Patricia Cecilia Parker.
    Giles, Patricia Cecilia Parker.
    MUD AND ROOTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, 1977. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poems, many of them related to the author's art, while others deal with issues raised by being both a woman and black, and still others where inspired by the author's trip to Africa. INSCRIBED inside the front cover "To Patricia, who is beautiful within, From Patricia" and dated in 1978. 41 pages. Uncommon. ISBN: 0-533-029112.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21158
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  • THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857. by [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, Ltd, (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Journal kept by Glover, the future Governor of Lagos (Nigeria,) when he was a young Lieutenant with the Baikie Expedition in 1857, interspersed with commentary by Hastings. In her introduction, his wife, Lady Glover, emphasizes the love that her husband had for Africa and Nigeria, which continued long after his 14 years of service there, mostly as governor. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 21 photographs on glossy inserted plates. Index. xii, 230 pp plus two pages of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in original blue-green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. (some foxing to outer edges of textblock, minor wear to ends of spine).

    Book ID: 38336
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  • THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. by Greene, Melissa Fay.
    Greene, Melissa Fay.
    THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Haregewoin Teffera of Ethiopa, whose Addis Ababa home became an unofficial orphanage and day school for the children left bereft by the AIDS crisis. Illustrated with color photographs. ISBN: 1596911166.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59120
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  • Guillot, Rene
    TOM-TOMS IN KOTOKRO

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of a boy and his father who are forced to flee for their lives to Africa, but still find themselves in danger, illustrated in black & white by A. Douthwaite.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj. (crayon scribbles on endpapers & a few other pages)

    Book ID: 11784
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  • THE TRANSLATOR: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur. by Hari, Daoud (as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna.)
    Hari, Daoud (as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna.)
    THE TRANSLATOR: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Hari, a Zagewa tribesman, grew up in the Darfur region of Sudan. After fleeing from his home, his family decimated and dispersed, among thousands of others villagers attacked by Sudanese-government backed militia groups, he used his high school English to eventually become the translator and guide in Darfur for journalists for The New York Times, NBC, and the BBC. He risked his life over and over again to ensure that the story of his people was told. Appendix. xii, 204 pp. ISBN: 9781400067442.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45189
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  • VERBAL ARTS IN MADAGASCAR: Performance in Historical Perspective. by Haring, Lee.
    Haring, Lee.
    VERBAL ARTS IN MADAGASCAR: Performance in Historical Perspective.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Combines "A history of the encounter between Europeans and the colonized people with a groundbreaking analysis of four types of Malagasy folklore: riddles, proverbs, hainteny (dialogic exchanges of traditional metaphors), and oratory." A title in New Series of the Publications of the American Folklore Society, under the editorship of Patrick B. Mullen. Notes, sources, index. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-812231414.

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

    Book ID: 76068
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  • THREE HUNTERS. by Harrison, William.
    Harrison, William.
    THREE HUNTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel to be set in Africa, this is the story of a father and his estranged two sons, legendary safari guides, who go on one last dangerous hunt to track and take down a marauding leopard at a remote camp on the northern shores of Lake Turkana. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-394570014.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slightly overopened before the half title page)

    Book ID: 81540
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  • AFRICANA. by Harrison, William.
    Harrison, William.
    AFRICANA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set among the mercenaries who flocked to Africa between 1960 to 1970 to fight in the internal wars of rising dictatorships. 252 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 81542
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  • TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT: A Fictional Memoir. by Hemingway, Ernest.
    Hemingway, Ernest.
    TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT: A Fictional Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner's, 1999. First edition - Described as the last unpublished manuscript of Hemingway, this was written in 1953 after returning from safari in Kenya. Edited and with an introduction by his son, Patrick Hemingway, who accompanied him on that safari. Cast of characters, Swahili glossary, 315 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41545
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  • AFRICAN CALLIOPE: A Journey to the Sudan. by Hoagland, Edward.
    Hoagland, Edward.
    AFRICAN CALLIOPE: A Journey to the Sudan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An entertaining - but also perceptive - account of two visits to the south of Sudan and Khartoum in 1976 and 1977. Maps. Includes dust jacket praise from Edward Abbey, among others. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-394-504186.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark, short closed tear to bottom edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 40796
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  • CHILDREN OF THE COUNTRY: Coast to Coast across Africa. by Hone, Joseph.
    Hone, Joseph.
    CHILDREN OF THE COUNTRY: Coast to Coast across Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a three-month coast-to-coast journey across Africa - by tugboat, car, single track train, small plane and on foot - from Boma at the mouth of the Congo to the island of Lamu on the east coast. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-241117429.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (significant tanning to the pages, else fine)

    Book ID: 75895
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  • THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA: Memories of an African Childhood. by Huxley, Elspeth.
    Huxley, Elspeth.
    THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA: Memories of an African Childhood.

    Edition: Paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1974). Classic story of growing up on a coffee plantation in Kenya in the early years of the 20th century. Illustrated. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-140018151.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79715
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  • THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA: Memories of an African Childhood. by Huxley, Elspeth.
    Huxley, Elspeth.
    THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA: Memories of an African Childhood.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (1961, c 1959.) dj. Hardcover - Classic story of growing up on a coffee plantation in Kenya in the early years of the 20th century. Illustrated. 264 pp. Book club brochure laid in stating that this was the selection for September 1961.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52874
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  • STAPLE FOOD ECONOMIES OF WESTERN TROPICAL AFRICA. by Johnston, Bruce F.
    Johnston, Bruce F.
    STAPLE FOOD ECONOMIES OF WESTERN TROPICAL AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - A publication of the Food Research Institute, growing out of concern about whether or not food production in Africa will keep pace with the growing population - focuses on the foods which have been most important in Africa: millet and sorghums, maize, rice, yams, plaintains, etc. Notes, appendix, name and subject indexes. Map endpapers. 305 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 36997
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