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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79879
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. SIGNED on the title page. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

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

    Book ID: 26637
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  • Conde, Maryse
    TREE OF LIFE, a Novel of the Caribbean

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993.). Novel of several generations of a family from Guadeloupe - ranging from Panama to Harlem, from upper class Paris to the slums of Haiti. Translated by Victoria Reiter. Glossary. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-345-384695.

    Condition: Good overall (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 41083
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  • THE CHILDREN OF SEGU. by Conde, Maryse.
    Conde, Maryse.
    THE CHILDREN OF SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her highly praised epic novel 'Segu' this is set in the mid-19th century in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the domination of Islam over the African fetishist religion of the Bambara, and in Jamaica. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, John Williams and others. Maps, family trees, and map endpapers. Notes. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-670829811.

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

    Book ID: 65865
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  • Conde, Maryse (Richard Philcox, translator.)
    WINDWARD HEIGHTS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - A retelling of 'Wuthering Heights' set in nineteenth century Cuba and Conde's native island of Guadalupe, in the years after emancipation. Translated from the French by Richard Philcox. SIGNED on the title page by both Conde and Richard Philcox, her husband and translator. Philcox has translated most of Conde's books and Conde has both expressed her confidence in him and said that she considers him "responsible" for the book in English - that is, for the flow and rhythm and music of the language. Praise from Maya Angelou, Caryll Phillips, Richard Price and others. 348 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38002
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  • CROSSING THE MANGROVE. by Conde, Maryse (Richard Philcox, translator.)
    Conde, Maryse (Richard Philcox, translator.)
    CROSSING THE MANGROVE.

    Edition: First printing - a trade paperback original.

    New York: Anchor Books (Doubleday), (1995.). First edition - A 'Rashomon-like novel' set in Guadelupe, a story 'imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture.' After the death of a stranger to the island, the villagers come to the wake to pay their respects and each reveals another piece of the mystery behind his life and death. Translated from the French by Richard Philcox. Philcox has translated most of Conde's books (beginning with her first novel) and Conde has both expressed her confidence in him and said that she considers him "responsible" for the book in English - that is, for the flow and rhythm and music of the language. Translator's preface. ix, 208 pp. ISBN: 0-385-476337.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 49666
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  • CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - In a small seaside town in Haiti a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. 238 pp. ISBN: 978-0307271792.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64126
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 1400041147.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a few specks on top edge, light crease to corner of dj flap)

    Book ID: 56908
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  • KRIK, KRAK. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    KRIK, KRAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Haitian-born author's second book and first collection of short stories - a National Book Award finalist, by one of the Granta 20 authors. A powerful collection of 9 stories about life under Haiti's dictatorships, and about those who fled from Haiti. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 1569470251.

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

    Book ID: 47704
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- in Sisterhood!" and dated in the year of publication. Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930's on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. 312 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59124
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  • Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63632
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  • BREATH, EYES, MEMORY. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    BREATH, EYES, MEMORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1998). SIGNED - Young Haitian's first book - in 1996, Danticat was one of 2 African American writers who were included in the Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young writers in the United States. This title was also an Oprah selection. SIGNED by the author, 234 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70504x.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, crease to corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 63633
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80030
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21369
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  • THE FARMING OF BONES. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE FARMING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Haitian born writer, who was named by Granta Magazine as one of the 20 best young writers in the US. A powerful story of love and terror and dignity set in the late 1930s on the Dominican side of the river that forms the boundary between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Based on an actual historical incident. SIGNED on the title page. 312 pp. ISBN: 1-56947-1266.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread but with some signs of handling or shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 42414
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  • THE DEW BREAKER. by Danticat, Edwidge.
    Danticat, Edwidge.
    THE DEW BREAKER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2005) dj. A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 75967
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  • THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL. by De Lisser, Herbert G
    De Lisser, Herbert G
    THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London: Ernest Benn Limited , (1978) dj. Hardcover - Reprinted many times, this is the author's best known novel, "founded on fact, of the West Indies of the early nineteenth century. . . Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter's business from the bottom. He becomes an overseer at Rosehall, the property of a young widow, Mrs Palmer, whose three husbands have all died in curious circumstances." 255 pp. Photo on back of dust jacket is of Rosehall, now in ruins. ISBN: 0-510-199046.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63524
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  • THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2012). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories (third book) - nine interconnected stories featuring Yunior and the women he loves. Finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487361.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue boards with red lettering in a like dustjacket (stamp on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 70408
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  • ISLANDBORN. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    ISLANDBORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First book for children by this Pulitzer prize winning author, who was 'islandborn' himself - in the Dominican Republic. SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2018. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0735229860.

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

    Book ID: 72535
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  • THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. by Diaz, Junot.
    Diaz, Junot.
    THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second collection of short stories (third book) - nine interconnected stories featuring Yunior and the women he loves. Finalist for the National Book Award. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-1594487361.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue boards with red lettering in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72847
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  • JOURNEY ON. by Doherty, Nelita M.
    Doherty, Nelita M.
    JOURNEY ON.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Dominican Republic: Segraf Publisher, (1998). First edition - The first in a trilogy of historical novels based on the history and the culture of the Garinagus, by this Belizian born author. "A young Carib girl, Nisani, tries to the best of her ability to comply to the rules of her tribe, the Carib Indian tribe in St. Vincent. She breaks several taboos and must bear the consequence and punishment that comes with each one." 91 pp. Cover art by the author.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78368
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  • GARINAGUS EXILE. by Doherty, Nelita M.
    Doherty, Nelita M.
    GARINAGUS EXILE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Dominican Republic: Segraf Publisher, (1999). First edition - The third and last book in the Garinagu series, tells the story of Tisani, born in the last quarter of the 18th century, the great-granddaughter of Nisani. It follows the struggles of the young tribe to find a safe haven and their flight through the Caribbean. The author comments that "It deals with when the British troops went in to try to get them out of St. Vincent; what they had to do to evade the British soldiers. For a long time they were in hiding, in deplorable conditions, trying to evade the British soldiers until finally they were captured, exiled from St. Vincent. It goes on to deal with the…

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    Dominican Republic: Segraf Publisher, (1999). First edition - The third and last book in the Garinagu series, tells the story of Tisani, born in the last quarter of the 18th century, the great-granddaughter of Nisani. It follows the struggles of the young tribe to find a safe haven and their flight through the Caribbean. The author comments that "It deals with when the British troops went in to try to get them out of St. Vincent; what they had to do to evade the British soldiers. For a long time they were in hiding, in deplorable conditions, trying to evade the British soldiers until finally they were captured, exiled from St. Vincent. It goes on to deal with the first island they went to, which was Balicu, being moved again by the British soldiers until eventually they made their way to Honduras, and later branched out to British Honduras" which is now Belize. 237 pp plus 1 pp bibliography. Cover art by the author.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78370
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  • Endore, Guy (Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid.)
    BABOUK.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Monthly Review Press, (1991.). A title in the Voices of Resistance Series. Historical novel originally published in 1934, the story of a slave and the Haitian Revolution of 1791. Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid. Afterword by David Barry Gaspar and Michel-Rolph Trouillot. Notes 199 pp. ISBN: 0-85345-745X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68409
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  • IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA. by Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Hawthorn Books, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of articles about Jamaica - 'history, its people, its politics, its religions and dialects, its natural history, its brids, its painters and writers, its archives, its stamps, and the delights of skin-diving it its waters and eating its food (including some recipes) - told from the Jamaican point of view, with preface & introduction by Ian Fleming, who spent part of every year at Goldeneye, his Jamaican house in which he wrote all the James Bond books. Illustrated with color photographs. appendices, bibliography. 240 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (light toning to the pages,several small chips to upper edge of dj, closed tear with associated creasing to bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 54477
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  • ISLANDS ON GUARD. by Follett, Helen.
    Follett, Helen.
    ISLANDS ON GUARD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1943) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history and the people of the Caribbean islands, but one which focuses on how these islands guard the entrance to the Panama Canal during World War II - including US naval bases in the Virgin Islands and on Antigua. Illustrated with photogravures and maps by F.A. Fanale. Index. 170 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards, with a matching wrap around dust jacket designed by Raymond Lufkin (previous owner's name dated 1943, some toning, price clipped and short closed tears to the good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76698
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  • Foster, Cecil.
    SLEEP ON, BELOVED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Random House of Canada, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon true first edition of the second novel by this Barbados born author. This is the moving story of a Caribbean immigrant woman who leaves behind everything - including, for too many years, her daughter - in order to build a better life for her family in Canada, only to find herself plunged into an alien culture and a painful struggle against racism and alienated from her beloved daughter.Dustjacket praise from E. Annie Proulx and Caryl Phillips, among others. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-39422387X.

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

    Book ID: 33339
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  • FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island. by Goodison, Lorna.
    Goodison, Lorna.
    FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2008). First edition - A memoir by this Jamaican born-poet - an account of her mother's two lives - in the country at Harvey River where she was the privileged daughter of a large family, and in Kingston after her marriage where she raised nine children in "hard times." 285 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58792
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    MY LOVE, MY LOVE or The Peasant Girl, a Fable.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1990. First edition - An adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid" set on a lush Caribbean Island - the basis for the musical "Once On This Island.". ISBN: 0-8050-16597.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (previous owner's name, no creases, very clean). Hard to find in any edition.

    Book ID: 21025
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  • THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND. by Guy, Rosa.
    Guy, Rosa.
    THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - New novel by this Trinidad-born, African American writer - set in Harlem and Haiti in the 70's - Louise Meriweather called this "a bold book, sexually explosive.." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-525-247807.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 38851
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - New novel by this Trinidad-born, African American writer - set in Harlem and Haiti in the 70's - Louise Meriweather called this "a bold book, sexually explosive.." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-525-247807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2659
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