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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    CROSSING THE RIVER

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The stories of three children of slavery - a masterful novel by this Afro-Caribbean writer, Phillips is one of the authors selected by Granta as the best young writers. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-679-40533x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dj (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 23019
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  • A DISTANT SHORE. by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    A DISTANT SHORE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel by this award-winning writer from St Kitts, about the fragile connection betwee two people - an English woman, a retired schoolteacher, and an African man, a former soldier who escaped his war-ravaged country and entered England illegally. 277 pp. ISBN: 1-400041090.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75639
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  • CAMBRIDGE by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    CAMBRIDGE

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bloomsbury, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning writer, set on the early 19th century on a West Indian plantation, by this Afro-Caribbean writer, called a "powerful anatomy of the age of slavery." 184 pp. Ribbon marker bound in,. ISBN: 0-7475-08860.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52155
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  • THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Phillips, Caryl
    Phillips, Caryl
    THE NATURE OF BLOOD

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the first page. Novel transcending time and placeby this award-winning and highly praised Afro-Caribbean writer: the stories of a young Jewish woman in 20th century Germany becomes intertwined with that of an African general hired by the Doge in 16th century Venice,

    Condition: Fine in stiff wrappers in a very near fine matching stiff paper slipcase.

    Book ID: 11250
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    HIGHER GROUND, a Novel in Three Parts

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Viking, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A haunting triptych of the dispossessed and the abandoned" - in Africa where a man is recounting his days during the slave trade, in America with a young man serving a sentence of life imprisonment, and in Europe, where a woman, survivor of the Holocaust, realizes that she cannot really escape.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 5144
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    HIGHER GROUND, a Novel in Three Parts

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A haunting triptych of the dispossessed and the abandoned" - in Africa where a man is recounting his days during the slave trade, in America with a young man serving a sentence of life imprisonment, and in Europe, where a woman, survivor of the Holocaust, realizes that she cannot really escape. ISBN: 0-670-826200.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line).

    Book ID: 5145
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    CAMBRIDGE

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. Hardcover - Another powerful novel, set on a West Indian plantation, by this Afro-Caribbean writer, called a "powerful anatomy of the age of slavery."

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5146
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    THE EUROPEAN TRIBE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's 3rd book, and his first work of non-fiction, winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Award.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 5147
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    CROSSING THE RIVER

    Edition: 2nd US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover - The stories of three children of slavery - a masterful novel by this Afro-Caribbean writer, Phillips is one of the authors selected by Granta as the best young writers. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-679-40533x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 28279
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  • HIGHER GROUND, a Novel in Three Parts by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    HIGHER GROUND, a Novel in Three Parts

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A haunting triptych of the dispossessed and the abandoned" - in Africa where a man is recounting his days during the slave trade, in America with a young man serving a sentence of life imprisonment, and in Europe, where a woman, survivor of the Holocaust, realizes that she cannot really escape. ISBN: 0-670-826200.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 47041
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    CROSSING THE RIVER

    Edition: 3rd UK printing.

    London: Bloomsbury, 1993. dj. The stories of three children of slavery - a masterful novel by this Afro-Caribbean writer, Phillips is one of the authors selected by Granta as the best young writers.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy, but the top edge of the rear board has been bumped; a nicely produced book with ribbon marker.)

    Book ID: 6094
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  • A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, the story of Bertram Francis and his return to his Caribbean home, after a 20 year stay in England - a homecoming that coincides with the island's liberation from British rule. 158 pp. ISBN: 0-374-269769.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (some toning to the flaps of the dj).

    Book ID: 21285
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  • DANCING IN THE DARK. by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    DANCING IN THE DARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning writer from St Kitts, which re-imagines the life of Bert Williams (1874-1922). Born in the Bahamas, and raised in Southern California, Williams became the first black entertainer in the US to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune - a level he reached by putting on blackface and playing the 'coon' as a character on Broadway in the Ziegfield follies. 209 pp plus an epilogue. ISBN: 1400043964.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 64308
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  • A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, the story of Bertram Francis and his return to his Caribbean home, after a 20 year stay in England - a homecoming that coincides with the island's liberation from British rule. 158 pp. ISBN: 0-374-269769.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 21286
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    HIGHER GROUND, a Novel in Three Parts

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Viking - Penguin, 1990. "A haunting triptych of the dispossessed and the abandoned" - in Africa where a man is recounting his days during the slave trade, in America with a young man serving a sentence of life imprisonment, and in Europe, where a woman, survivor of the Holocaust, realizes that she cannot really escape. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0118063.

    Condition: Very good (remainder line,usual toning to the pages, no creasing).

    Book ID: 34161
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  • THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Phillips, Caryl
    Phillips, Caryl
    THE NATURE OF BLOOD

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel transcending time and place, as the stories of a young Jewish woman in 20th century Germany becomes intertwined with that of an African general hired by the Doge in 16th century Venice, by this award-winning and highly praised Afro-Caribbean writer. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454705.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 17603
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

    Edition: First US trade paperback printing.

    New York: Collier Books, (1988). Author's second book, the story of Bertram Francis and his return to his Caribbean home, after a 20 year stay in England - a homecoming that coincides with the island's liberation from British rule. 158 pp. ISBN: 0-02-0150806.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 5470
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  • Powell, Patricia
    A SMALL GATHERING OF BONES

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for this trade paperback original.

    London & Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. First edition - A title in the Caribbean Writers Series. First novel (second book) by this young writer who was born in Jamaica, described as 'a frank and sensitive novel exploring the complexity of homosexuality' set at in the late 1970's when a mysterious illness was just beginning to threaten the gay community. 139 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in white printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 28727
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  • Powell, Patricia
    A SMALL GATHERING OF BONES

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for this trade paperback original.

    London & Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. First edition - A title in the Caribbean Writers Series. First novel (second book) by this young writer who was born in Jamaica, described as 'a frank and sensitive novel exploring the complexity of homosexuality' set at in the late 1970's when a mysterious illness was just beginning to threaten the gay community. 139 pp. .

    Condition: Fne in white printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 35135
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  • Pyne-Timothy, Helen, editor (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Araujo, Nara; Morrison, Anthea; Robinson, Cherrell V. and others, contributors.)
    THE WOMAN, THE WRITER, AND CARIBBEAN SOCIETY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Los Angeles: UCLA Center for African American Studies, 1998. First edition - Critical analyses of the writings of Caribbean women: proceedings of the second international conference. Includes essays on writers ranging from Mary Prince to Rosa Guy, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid and Maryse Conde and on topics ranging from the planter-heroine to Erzulie, the 'loa' of love in Haitian vodoun. Index. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-934934-444.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 25878
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  • WAITING IN THE TWILIGHT. by Riley, Joan.
    Riley, Joan.
    WAITING IN THE TWILIGHT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: The Women's Press, (1987). First edition - Second novel by this Jamaican born writer, the story of a woman's struggle for dignity against a background of urban racism. A book which "pulls no punches in the effort to portray the 'the forgotten and unglamorous section of my people' within a system which 'openly and systematically discriminates' against them." 165 pp plus 5 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-704340232.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79237
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  • ROMANCE. by Riley, Joan.
    Riley, Joan.
    ROMANCE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: The Women's Press, (1988). First edition - Third novel by this Jamaican born writer, the story of two sisters "who could hardly be more different" - Verona is bright and capable, but defiantly fat and immersed in Mills and Boon romance novels, while Desiree is disatisfied with her live and mother and housewife. When John's grandparents arrive from Jamaica, life in Croyden gets a thorough shakeup and both sisters begin to rethink their lives. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-704341018.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79238
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  • MARKET DAY FOR TI ANDRE. by Rodman, Maia (illustrated by Wilson Bigaud.)
    Rodman, Maia (illustrated by Wilson Bigaud.)
    MARKET DAY FOR TI ANDRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon children's story story set in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on market day the wife of Selden Rodman. Although born in Warsaw, Poland, Maia Rodman lived for two years in Haiti before she wrote this book, and she persuaded native Haitain artist Wilson Bigaud to contribute the lively black and white drawings and colorful dustjacket. Slightly oversized format. 48 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some bleeding from the red cloth to the dustjacket, price-clipped, but overall a tight and attractive copy.) Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 39771
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  • BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. by Schwarz-Bart, Simone.
    Schwarz-Bart, Simone.
    BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in her native Guadaloupe. "Although that little island is the center of her story, her universe is a much larger one: her real subject is slavery and what comes with it. Ti Jean, the hero of this mythic tale, is a young black man who will explore his past by returning to Africa to find where he came from. In the tiny hamlet of Fond-Zombi a monstrous beast has blocked out the sunlight, throwing the island into eternal darkness, The beast symbolizes the white man, and the eternal suffering of slavery, from which no black can escape. Like a young Ulysses, Ti Jean…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in her native Guadaloupe. "Although that little island is the center of her story, her universe is a much larger one: her real subject is slavery and what comes with it. Ti Jean, the hero of this mythic tale, is a young black man who will explore his past by returning to Africa to find where he came from. In the tiny hamlet of Fond-Zombi a monstrous beast has blocked out the sunlight, throwing the island into eternal darkness, The beast symbolizes the white man, and the eternal suffering of slavery, from which no black can escape. Like a young Ulysses, Ti Jean sets out on a voyage of discovery: to find the beast which has determined his fate, to visit the dead, and to explore the past world of suffering in order to conquer the present one." Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. 270 pp.. Dust jacket illustration by Deborah Root Brague. Review copy with author's photograph laid in. ISBN: 0-060390026.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket A few spots to the outer edge of the textblock, but otherwise appears unread.

    Book ID: 71722
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  • St. John, Primus.
    DREAMER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon Press, 1990. First edition - A collection in which the poet 'follows the incessant dark seas of the slave trade from Africa to 18th and 20th century Barbados.'. ISBN: 0-88748-0977.

    Condition: Very good (some underlining and marginal notations.)

    Book ID: 29208
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  • Stewart, Robert J.
    RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN POST-EMANCIPATION JAMAICA.

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

    Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, (1992.). First edition - A work which grew out of the author's personal experiences as a Jesuit missionary in Jamaica, this scholarly and comprehensive book volume explores the interaction of two Christianities, one European and the other African-based survivals and Creole adaptations, as well as the Afro-Jamaican response to evangelization. Although primarily concerned with the period after emancipation - that is, after 1834 - it begins with the last great slave rebellion in Jamaican history - the biblically inspired one led by Sam Sharpe, Baptist leader - or 'daddy' - in the parish of St James. Maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87049-7488.

    Condition: Near fine (crease to front cover.)

    Book ID: 30992
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  • Taylor, Mervyn
    AN ISLAND OF HIS OWN

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Tucson: Junction Press, 1992. First edition - First collection of poetry by this Trinidadian writer. Cover commentary from Derek Walcott.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner.)

    Book ID: 9774
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  • TASTE OF SALT: A Story of Modern Haiti . by Temple, Frances.
    Temple, Frances.
    TASTE OF SALT: A Story of Modern Haiti .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Inspired by the fire bombing of a boy's shelter in Haiti, this is the story of a badly injured seventeen year old boy who tells of his life as a sugar cane field worker and his work against oppression with Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Laid in is a card SIGNED by the author, with a long holographic note to Peter Cunningham, founder of the Papaza Center in Haiti, thanking him for reading the book and discussing ways to help in Haiti. The author's first book, a young adult novel, and recipient of several awards. Glossary. 179 pp. Dust jacket art by Frances Nolting Temple. ISBN: 0-531-054594.

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

    Book ID: 44900
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  • DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror. by Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Trinidad Express Newspapers Ltd., 1990. First edition - "On Friday July 27, 1990 the Imam Abu Bakr's Muslim army stormed Parliament and held Prime Minister ANR Robinson and members of his Cabinet hostage until their unconditional surrender on Wednesday, August 1, 1990 " In addition to the day by day reporting of the events as they happened, this also contains some in-depth articles profiling the Muslimeen sect, who would mount the attack, and its leader Abu Bakr, written in the years and months before the attack took place which help to explain the growing tensions and conflicts between the radical sect and the government. Large format, printed on glossy stock and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 126 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers, lower corner slightly bumped.). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 53953
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  • Walcott, Derek.
    WHAT THE TWILIGHT SAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays -on the Caribbean and on poets and writers ranging from Robert Lowell to Hemingway to the Creole writer from Martinque, Patrick Chamoiseau. Includes his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and a short story 'Cafe Martinque.'. ISBN: 0-374-28841-0.

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

    Book ID: 17047
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