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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good+ dustjacket (slight foxing to edge of textblock, 1 closed tear upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 8938
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 24024
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  • SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume of her autobiography. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-394-405455.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket ( sticker on front pastedown, some bleeding from the cloth spine to the interior of the dj, foxing to the edges of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 52501
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket (a nice straight copy, but with an inconspicuous gift inscription, dj is price-clipped, has 1 closed tear on back cover.)

    Book ID: 16428
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket. (rem mark, creases to pg 71-72, closed tear at upper edge of spine, other light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 9027
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second volume in Angelou's autobiography. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-394-486927.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (light foxing to edges of textblock, stain on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 5150
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  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2002). First edition - The sixth volume in Angelou's autobiography which began with "I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings." This opens as she is returning from a trip to Africa, and to the news that Malcolm X had been assassinated. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers with a blue geometric border.

    Book ID: 66978
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  • ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final (so far) volume in Angelou's autobiography - in this she recounts how she joins a 'colony' of Black American expats in Ghana only to discover that you can't go home again. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521439.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (one tiny closed tear.)

    Book ID: 55490
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  • (Aniebo, Egudu, Emenyonu, Jahn, Leslie, Nwog, Povey, Wonodi, and others, contributors.) Okwu, Edward C., editor.
    UFAHAMU: Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1973: New Approaches to African Literature.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Los Angeles: African Activist Association, 1973. First edition - Includes articles on Nigerian writers, Arabic short fiction in Algeria, North African novels, Uncle Tomism and more.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers.

    Book ID: 14200
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  • Ansa, Tina McElroy
    UGLY WAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's second book - the story of 3 sisters who return to their home in the South upon the death of their mother. ISBN: 0-15-1925534.

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

    Book ID: 3902
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. 464 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Varnette P. Honeywood. ISBN: 0-385475993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52502
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  • UGLY WAYS. by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    UGLY WAYS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995.). African American novelist's second book - the story of 3 sisters who return to their home in the South upon the death of their mother. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-15-6000776.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 46939
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-385475993.

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

    Book ID: 9747
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37627
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: Third printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 40624
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some very light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 58557
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. 464 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Varnette P. Honeywood. ISBN: 0-385475993.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket .

    Book ID: 41360
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  • Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9365
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  • (anthology) Burnett, Whit, editor
    BLACK HANDS ON A WHITE FACE, a Timepiece of Experiences in a Black and White America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of stories, many published originally in "Story Magazine" by such notable writers, black and white, as Faulkner, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Robert Penn Warren. Also includes the first publication of a story by Puerto Rican born writer Edward Rivera.

    Condition: F/G (tape repaired tear on front cover, other edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 4938
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  • (Anthology) Davis, Arthur P. and Redding, Saunders, editors.
    CAVALCADE: NEGRO AMERICAN WRITING FROM 1760 TO THE PRESENT

    Edition: First edition. Special hardcover review copy stamped on front pastedown: "Not To Be Sold Before Jan

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes introductions to each section, and brief biographical introductions to the individual author's selections. A wide-ranging anthology, from Phillis Wheatley, William Wells Brown and Sojourner Truth thru Chestnutt, Dunbar, the Harlem Renaissance and including James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Gwendolyn Brooks, Don Lee, and Sonia Sanchez, among many others. Whenever possible, the selections have been printed in their entirety. A massive book, 897 pgs, including an index and bibliography. ISBN: 0-395-04345x.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated brown cloth covered boards / no dj as issued. INSCRIBED on the dedication page by Saunders Redding and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 22839
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  • BEST AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION 2009. by [Anthology, signed] Harris, E. Lynn, editor. Jacqueline Woodson, Junot Diaz, Emily Raboteau and Samuel R. Delany, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Harris, E. Lynn, editor. Jacqueline Woodson, Junot Diaz, Emily Raboteau and Samuel R. Delany, signed.
    BEST AFRICAN AMERICAN FICTION 2009.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions - Jacqueline Woodson, Junot Diaz, Emily Raboteau; and Samuel R. Delany. Also includes stories or excerpts from their novels by Chris Abani, Mat Johnson; Michael Thomas; Walter Dean Myers; Z. Z. Packer; Tiphanie Yanique; Edward P. Jones; Helen Elaine Lee; Edward P. Jones, Christopher Paul Curtis and more. Introductions by the series editor Gerald Early and guest editor E. Lynn Harris. xvii, 316 pp. ISBN: 0-553-385348.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56499
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  • BREAKING ICE: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. by [Anthology - signed] McMillan, Terry, editor. Preface by John Edgar Wideman.
    [Anthology - signed] McMillan, Terry, editor. Preface by John Edgar Wideman.
    BREAKING ICE: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction.

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

    New York: Penguin, (1990). SIGNED first edition - A significant anthology with contributions from both established and emerging writers, including Tina McElroy Ansa, Octavia Butler, James Alan McPherson, John Mc Cluskey, Ernest Gaines, Rita Dove, Darryl Pinckney, Connie Porter, Barbara Neely, Wesley Brown, Becky Birtha, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Connie Porter, Gayl Jones, Al Young and many others. SIGNED by Samuel Delany at his contribution. Preface by John Edgar Wideman. Notes on contributors. 690 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0116974.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 58752
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  • BREAKING ICE: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. by [Anthology - signed] McMillan, Terry, editor. Preface by John Edgar Wideman. Al Young, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] McMillan, Terry, editor. Preface by John Edgar Wideman. Al Young, signed.
    BREAKING ICE: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction.

    Edition: Trade paperback, Book of the Month club edition.

    New York: Penguin, (1990). SIGNED - A significant anthology with contributions from both established and emerging writers, including Tina McElroy Ansa, Octavia Butler, James Alan McPherson, John Mc Cluskey, Ernest Gaines, Rita Dove, Darryl Pinckney, Connie Porter, Barbara Neely, Wesley Brown, Becky Birtha, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Connie Porter, Gayl Jones, Al Young and many others. SIGNED by Al Young at his contribution. Preface by John Edgar Wideman. Notes on contributors. 690 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0116974.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65767
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  • IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE, a Collection of African-American Poetry. by (Anthology, signed) Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Michelle Clinton and others, signed.
    (Anthology, signed) Miller, E. Ethelbert, editor, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, Michelle Clinton and others, signed.
    IN SEARCH OF COLOR EVERYWHERE, a Collection of African-American Poetry.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stewatt, Tabori & Chang, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book, slightly oversized, illustrated by Terrance Cummings. The poems are arranged thematically, and so in the section on "Freedom" Henry Dumas's "Root Song" is followed by the 19th c poet, Frances E. W. Harper's "The Slave Auction." SIGNED by SEVEN contributors - E. Ethelbert Miller on the title page, Alice Walker and Ntozake Shange on the half title page, and Michelle Clinton, Peter Harris, Al Young and Ishmael Reed at their contributions. Many of the signatures are dated 1994 in the year of publication. Index of title and of authors. ISBN: 1-556703392.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light coffee splash to upper edge of textblock, slightly affecting the interior of the dj and the front pastedown, not affecting the actual text of the book, which is otherwise a tight and sturdy copy) Uncommon with several signatures.

    Book ID: 79343
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  • YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two). by [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two).

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin…

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    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin at their essay "Aiieee! An Introduction to Asian American Writing." Also includes contributions from Joyce Thomas, Wilson Riles, Jr, Michael S. Harper, Jack Micheline, Melvin Dixon, Jay Wright, June Jordon, Nate Mackey, Charlotte Painter and others. 184 pages.

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    Condition: Just about fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (price stamped on top edge)

    Book ID: 67309
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  • (anthology) Stadler, Quandra Prettyman, editor.
    OUT OF OUR LIVES, A Collection of Contemporary Black Fiction.

    Edition: 3rd printing (originally published in 1975.)

    Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1982. dj. Hardcover - Includes works by such authors as Baraka, Ann Petry, Ernest Gaines, Albert Murray, Shirley Ann Williams, Darrell Gray, Louise Merriweather, Cyrus Colter, etc. Each story is introduced by Stadler. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-88258-0272.

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

    Book ID: 32863
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  • (anthology) Stadler, Quandra Prettyman, editor.
    OUT OF OUR LIVES, A Collection of Contemporary Black Fiction.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1981. Includes works by such authors as Baraka, Ann Petry, Ernest Gaines, Albert Murray, Shirley Ann Williams, Darrell Gray, Louise Merriweather, Cyrus Colter, etc. Each story is introduced by Stadler. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-88258-0957.

    Condition: Very good (some curling to the covers, crease to corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 33670
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  • Aptheker, Herbert (1915-2003.)
    ESSAYS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: International Publishers, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Hardcover. Includes essays on slave revolts in the US, Negros in the American Revolution, in the Abolitionist movement, and in the Civil War. Chronology of Slave Revolts, bibliography. viii, 216pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with gold lettering on spine, no dj.

    Book ID: 25167
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  • MALCOLM X FOR BEGINNERS by Aquina Doctor, Bernard.
    Aquina Doctor, Bernard.
    MALCOLM X FOR BEGINNERS

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

    New York: Writers and Readers Publishing, (1992.). First edition - From the preface: "Today when it seems like most of the gains in the area of civil rights are being rolled back one by one, it is more important than ever to rediscover the impact of leaders like Malcolm X on our society. A graphic book written for young adults, illustrated throughout with the author's black and white drawings. ii, 186 pp. ISBN: 0-86316-146-4.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 53978
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  • THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer. by Asch, Chris Myers.
    Asch, Chris Myers.
    THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The New Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This sensitive and thoroughly researched study intertwines the life histories of a James Eastland, a rich cotton planter and staunch segregationist Senator and Fannie Lou Hamer, a former sharecropper who grew up desperately poor just a few miles from the Eastland home, and became the spirtual leader of the Mississippi civil rights movement. It explores the contradictions found in a county like Sunflower, Mississippi. Illustrated with photographs, notes, index. xvi, 368 pp. ISBN: 1595583327.

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

    Book ID: 45613
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