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  • THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century. by Kaplan, Robert D.
    Kaplan, Robert D.
    THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Freya Stark and Rebecca West, this is an account of the author's travels "from the countries of West Africa and the fundamentalist enclaves of Egypt and Iran to the culturally explosive lands of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia with hardly more than a notebook and a backpack. The result is an intimate portrait of the devastated parts of the world whose cultural disasters - like those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Chechnya - will dominate our attention and remake the world of tomorrow." Events in the 20 years since this book was first published only underscore the importance of understanding these regions and the…

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    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Freya Stark and Rebecca West, this is an account of the author's travels "from the countries of West Africa and the fundamentalist enclaves of Egypt and Iran to the culturally explosive lands of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia with hardly more than a notebook and a backpack. The result is an intimate portrait of the devastated parts of the world whose cultural disasters - like those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Chechnya - will dominate our attention and remake the world of tomorrow." Events in the 20 years since this book was first published only underscore the importance of understanding these regions and the hopes and fears of those who live in them. Maps, bibliography, index. xiv, 476 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679431489.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67147
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  • EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700. by Kent, Raymond K.
    Kent, Raymond K.
    EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on detailed research into the precolonial history of Madagascar in an attempt to provide a more balanced answer to the questions of how the early kingdoms formed, their growth, and why did they change. He discovered that African influences -versus those from Asia - were more significant than previously thought. Illustrated with black and white photographs and 12 maps. xvi, 336 pp. ISBN: 0-030841712.

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

    Book ID: 47215
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  • SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival. by King, Dean.
    King, Dean.
    SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2004). First edition - After surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew were captured by desert nomads and sold into slavery, and eventually dragged on an incredible journey through the heart of the Saharan desert. Illustrated with maps at the head of each chapter and small photographs. Includes an appendix on the publication of Riley's original account, a glossary of Arabic terms, notes and index. Maps. xi, 336 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70275
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  • THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX by Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX

    Edition: First edition.

    Pretoria, Union of South Africa: By the Government Printer, 1941. First edition - A slim volume considered the most authoritative work on the Zulu Izangoma diviners and healers. The introduction notes that the statements contained in this publication were obtained by Kohler when he was practicing as a mission doctor in Natal. They were mostly dictated to a native amanuensis by patients and informants. The second section is on Iqondo, which is the use of magic spells. Each section in English is followed by a transcription of the original statements, in the regional Zulu dialect. Illustrated with photographs and with many drawings done by a young native man, Gerard Bhengu. 98 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue oilcloth wrappers with black lettering (stamp of previous owner on title page). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 80800
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  • MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. by Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural.

    Edition: Fourth Edition, a trade paperback.

    Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, (1996.). A comprehensive anthology containing essays by many anthropologists include Claude Levi-Strauss, Peter Furst, Francis Huxley, Bronislaw Malinowski, Carl Sagan, Lawrence Wright and others. This edition includes nine new articles. Among the sections are those on shamans, on the religious use of drugs, and on ethnomedicine. Map, an extensive bibliography, glossary and index. Slightly oversized square format. 474 pp. ISBN: 1559346884.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56296
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  • THE DAY OF THE DRONES. by Lightner, A. M. (pseudomyn of Alice Lightner Hopf, 1904-1988),
    Lightner, A. M. (pseudomyn of Alice Lightner Hopf, 1904-1988),
    THE DAY OF THE DRONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Lightner had published many books before this, this novel, notable for its reversal of gender and racial roles, set in a world 500 years after a nuclear world, is the first which garnered her serious attention. Black Africa has survived; the two young women protagonists, sent north on an exploratory mission, discover that the white remnants of UK civilization have evolved into a hive society. 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78389
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  • THE FIFTH WOMAN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE FIFTH WOMAN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harvill Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in the award winning series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallender. Four nuns and another woman - the fifth woman - are killed in a savage nighttime attack in Africa, Months later in Sweden the news of this killing inspires a cruel vengeance..Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. Issued in a very small printing in the UK -reportedly just 1000 copies. 438 pp. ISBN: 1860468535.

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

    Book ID: 68120
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  • THE WHITE LIONESS. by Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by Minette Walters.
    Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by Minette Walters.
    THE WHITE LIONESS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first UK edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An early Wallender novel, originally published in 1993, one which links a murder in Ystad to South Africa where Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison. Translated by Laurie Thompson. Numbered 76 out of 90, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by Minette Walters. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. ISBN: 1-873567588.

    Condition: Fine in fine original clear mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71187
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  • Matalon, Ronit.
    THE ONE FACING US.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Israeli author's first novel to appear in English, translated by Marsha Weinstein. "Esther - seventeen years old, wild and rebellious - is sent to live with her hardheaded uncle Sicourelle, who is charged with straightening her out. But Esther resists his plans - which include marriage to a cousin - and in the privileged indolence of postcolonial Africa she looks to the past instead. With sepia portraits and scraps of letters, Esther pieces together the history of her family, a once-grand Egyptian Jewish clan, and its dispersal from Cairo in the 1950's to Israel, Africa, and New York. " Illustrated with photographs at the head of each chapter. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-805048804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 36491
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  • SAND RIVERS. by Matthiessen, Peter; Photographs by Hugo van Lawick.
    Matthiessen, Peter; Photographs by Hugo van Lawick.
    SAND RIVERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1981.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a 1979 safari into the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, with text by Matthiessen and full color photographs by Hugo van Lawick portray the people, the land, and the numerous wild animals of one of the world's last great wilderness areas. with accompanying photographs, chronicling their 1979 safari to the Selous Game Reserve of southern Tanzania. SIGNED by Matthiessen on the title page. Notes. Slightly oversized format, map endpapers. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-670-616966.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some tiny tears, knicks to dj edges)

    Book ID: 64863
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  • JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan. by Maxwell, Robin.
    Maxwell, Robin.
    JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan.

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

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2012). SIGNED first edition - Great fun! The story of Tarzan as told by the woman who loved him (a young woman who happens to be very much a feminist) - and also the first version of this story written by a woman and authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. SIGNED on the half title page. Glossary of Mangani-English words. Author's note. 320 pp. ISBN: 9780765333599.

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

    Book ID: 55239
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  • MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND CURING. by Middleton, John, editor.
    Middleton, John, editor.
    MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND CURING.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Garden City, NY: The Natural History Press, (1967.). American Museum Sourcebooks in Anthropology - An anthology with many articles on practices in Africa, and among Native Americans, among others. Bibliography, index. 346 pp.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 53013
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  • THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 4 essays by this Nobel prize winning author who was himself born in Trinidad to Indian parents. In addition to the title piece, it includes Michael X and the Black Power Killings in Trinidad; A New King for the Congo: Mobutu and the Nihilism of Africa and Conrad's Darkness. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-394509684.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some wear to the upper edge of the dj.)

    Book ID: 71864
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  • THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 4 essays by this Nobel prize winning author who was himself born in Trinidad to Indian parents. In addition to the title piece, it includes Michael X and the Black Power Killings in Trinidad; A New King for the Congo: Mobutu and the Nihilism of Africa and Conrad's Darkness. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-394509684.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (short closed tear at fold of dj.)

    Book ID: 64214
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  • TAKE ME WITH YOU: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home. by Newsham, Brad.
    Newsham, Brad.
    TAKE ME WITH YOU: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Travelers' Tales, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of an unusual quest: "'Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America.' Brad Newsham was only 22 when he scribbled this note in his journal with 'only an immature sense of the staying power of ideas.' Years later, this casual prophecy came true, and Newsham documents the events that led up to it in . . the story of his 100-day journey through the Philippines, India, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, as he seeks just the right person to bring to America." SIGNED on the title page. Double page map, photographs. 353 pp. ISBN: 1-885211511.

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

    Book ID: 74220
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  • CONGO JOURNEY. by O'Hanlon, Redmond.
    O'Hanlon, Redmond.
    CONGO JOURNEY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1996). SIGNED hardcover - A modern classic of travel literature: "Ostensibly a quest for Mokele-mbembe, the Congo dinosaur , this story of travel through the jungles and swamp forests of the northern Congo is Tolstoyan in its depth, scope and range of characters, and as vivid as Nabokov in its image and detail. A portrait of a country, it is alive with natural history: eagles and parrots, hornbills and sunbirds, forest cobras and crocodiles, gorillas and elephants. A search for the meaning of sorcery, the purpose of religion (and a celebration of the comfort and mysteries of science), it is also an adventure told with great narrative force. Of course there is a darker side to…

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    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1996). SIGNED hardcover - A modern classic of travel literature: "Ostensibly a quest for Mokele-mbembe, the Congo dinosaur , this story of travel through the jungles and swamp forests of the northern Congo is Tolstoyan in its depth, scope and range of characters, and as vivid as Nabokov in its image and detail. A portrait of a country, it is alive with natural history: eagles and parrots, hornbills and sunbirds, forest cobras and crocodiles, gorillas and elephants. A search for the meaning of sorcery, the purpose of religion (and a celebration of the comfort and mysteries of science), it is also an adventure told with great narrative force. Of course there is a darker side to the Congo, and that too is recorded here." SIGNED on the title page. Maps, photographs, bibliography. 472 pp. ISBN: 0-241127688.

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

    Book ID: 74591
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  • BOYHOOD RITUALS IN AN AFRICAN SOCIETY: An Interpretation. by Ottenberg, Simon.
    Ottenberg, Simon.
    BOYHOOD RITUALS IN AN AFRICAN SOCIETY: An Interpretation.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An anthropological study of boyhood in a group of related Igbo villages in southeatern Nigeria." Illustrated with maps, figures and photographs. Bibliography, index. xxiv, 344 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 0-295-965754.

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

    Book ID: 47213
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  • Ottenberg, Simon.
    DOUBLE DESCENT IN AN AFRICAN SOCIETY: The Afikpo Village-Group.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs, maps, charts. Glossary, bibliography, index. 284 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth (gift inscription on front endpaper, no dj.)

    Book ID: 24720
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  • ETHNOMEDIZIN UND SOZIALMEDIZIN IN TROPISCH-AFRIKA. / ETHNOMEDICINE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE IN TROPICAL AFRICA : BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie III / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology III. by Paul, Sigrid, editor.
    Paul, Sigrid, editor.
    ETHNOMEDIZIN UND SOZIALMEDIZIN IN TROPISCH-AFRIKA. / ETHNOMEDICINE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE IN TROPICAL AFRICA : BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie III / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology III.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hamburg: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin, 1973. First edition - Text is in German, English and French. The introductory essay by Ludwig Brandl - "A Short History of Ethnomedicine in Tropical Africa" - is in both English and German. Also includes essays on Les Plantes Magiques Senegalaise (in French) by Joseph Kerharo, The Fundamental Basis of African Traditional Medicine (in English) by Yaw Osei and much more. Bibliographies, photographs. 288 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 53813
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  • DANCING MASKS OF AFRICA. by Price, Christine
    Price, Christine
    DANCING MASKS OF AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exploration of the role that powerful masks play in the lives of African people illustrated with the author's bold and vibrant lino cuts. Although written for young readers, this is one of those books that will be appreciated by adult as well - especially anyone with an interest in the masks and tribal cultures of West Africa. Printed throughout in black, tan and red. Notes on the masks. Oversized format, unpaginated.. ISBN: 0-684-160889.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good and unmarked dust jacket.(price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 55293
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  • PAINTING ETHIOPIA: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw. by [Qes Adamu Tesfaw] Silverman, with Neal Sobania andLeah Niederstadt.
    [Qes Adamu Tesfaw] Silverman, with Neal Sobania andLeah Niederstadt.
    PAINTING ETHIOPIA: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles / UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1995.). First edition - "Schooled in the fifteen-hundred-year-old painting tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and ever sensitive to its narrative and iconographic requirements, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw has managed to transcend the formulas that tradition requires him to embrace.. , the artist has also found the freedom to venture outside the realm of religious subject matter to produce work that chronicles historical events both inside and outside Ethiopia, as well as scenes that depict the everyday life of his native country. Adamu's remarkable oeuvre includes saints on horseback, soldiers gathered in historic battles, Solomon and Sheba's courtship, and Ethiopians attending church or praying…

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    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles / UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (1995.). First edition - "Schooled in the fifteen-hundred-year-old painting tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and ever sensitive to its narrative and iconographic requirements, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw has managed to transcend the formulas that tradition requires him to embrace.. , the artist has also found the freedom to venture outside the realm of religious subject matter to produce work that chronicles historical events both inside and outside Ethiopia, as well as scenes that depict the everyday life of his native country. Adamu's remarkable oeuvre includes saints on horseback, soldiers gathered in historic battles, Solomon and Sheba's courtship, and Ethiopians attending church or praying at mosques." Includes a brief account of his life by the artist, an essay on his work by Silverman and extensive notes to each painting. Illustrated throughout with full-color, full-page reproductions of Adamu's work. References. Large square format with self-flaps. 119 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 0-97487292X.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 56424
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likeable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77625
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. SIGNED on the title page. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bookseller's orange lines on bottom of textblock and front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 55373
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likeable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. SIGNED on the title page. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 58449
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  • THE NEW KING. by Rappaport, Doreen. Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
    Rappaport, Doreen. Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
    THE NEW KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Dial Books. (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of young Prince Rakoto who learns to cope with his father's death by visiting the Wise Woman. Set in nineteenth century Malagasy. Illustrated with watercolors by E.B Lewis. Large format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-8037-14602.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60775
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  • CLOTH THAT DOES NOT DIE: The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life. by Renne, Elisha P
    Renne, Elisha P
    CLOTH THAT DOES NOT DIE: The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The use and production of cloth in Bunu (Yoruba) society in central Nigeria from 1900 to the present, and the traditions associated with that cloth. The title refers to a Yoruba saying that 'Cloth only wears, it does not die." Illustrated with 8 full color photographic plates and many black and white photographs, as well as figures and maps. . Notes, glossary, bibliography, index. 269 p. ISBN: 0-295-973927.

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

    Book ID: 47217
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  • KIRINYAGA: A Fable of Utopia. by Resnick, Mike.
    Resnick, Mike.
    KIRINYAGA: A Fable of Utopia.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Del Rey, (1998.). SIGNED - Tale inspired by Resnick's years of living in Africa, the story of a leader of the Kikuyu people who takes them from an overpopulated Kenya to a planet which resembles the Africa of their ancestors. SIGNED on the title page. Author's afterword in which he talks about how he wrote this - and the many awards it has won. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-345-41702x.

    Condition: Good condition (lower corner creased, usual toning to page.)

    Book ID: 51913
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  • ACCOMMODATING THE SPIRIT AMONGST SOME NORTH-EASTERN SHONA TRIBES ; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 22. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Holleman, J. F.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Holleman, J. F.
    ACCOMMODATING THE SPIRIT AMONGST SOME NORTH-EASTERN SHONA TRIBES ; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 22.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Capetown and London: Oxford University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, 1953. First edition - A paper written as a study-in-the-field, which focuses on the place of 'bona' in post-mortem rituals. Illustrated with photographs. Footnotes. 40 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue wrappers (toning to covers, embossed seal on front cover) .

    Book ID: 80925
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  • CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1962). First edition - The author describes the Chihamba as one of the "cults of afflication" - that is, people are "caught" because they failed to honor their ancestors, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 96 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80922
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  • NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - A preliminary analysis of the raw data, rather than a finished work - one which focuses on the symbolic objects, especially as they are used by two diviners - Muchona and an Angolan diviner. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 85 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped, some toning to spine of wrapper)

    Book ID: 80923
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