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  • THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA. by De Witte, Ludo.
    De Witte, Ludo.
    THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - In June 1960, the former Belgian Congo won its independence; on January 17. 1961, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered. Using official sources and first hand accounts, this book attempts to "unravel the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination" and reveals a "network of complicity from the CIA to the Belgian government." In fact, this book has prompted the Belgian government to establish an official commission to inquire into the assassination. Translated from the Dutch by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, chronology, index. xxi, 224 pp. ISBN: 1859846181.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54066
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  • RACING THROUGH THE TALL GRASS. by Givon, Thomas.
    Givon, Thomas.
    RACING THROUGH THE TALL GRASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Reagan Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one many years in the writing, and which drew on his personal experiences raised in a commune in Palestine and as a member of the Israeli Army in the Suez War - "a powerful study of the cruelty and obsession that lurk just beneath the surface of civilized men. Robert Aron, an Algerian Jew caught up in the savage fighting for his homeland, and his comrade-in-arms, Jojo, share a bond forged in the hellfires of war. But when Robert, weary of battle, falls in love with Marie, a young Catholic girl, and attempts to escape both his bloody past and…

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    New York: Harper Collins / Reagan Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one many years in the writing, and which drew on his personal experiences raised in a commune in Palestine and as a member of the Israeli Army in the Suez War - "a powerful study of the cruelty and obsession that lurk just beneath the surface of civilized men. Robert Aron, an Algerian Jew caught up in the savage fighting for his homeland, and his comrade-in-arms, Jojo, share a bond forged in the hellfires of war. But when Robert, weary of battle, falls in love with Marie, a young Catholic girl, and attempts to escape both his bloody past and Jojo's ever-tightening grip, he becomes the target of Jojo's deadly obsession." SIGNED on the half title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-060392002.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 67002
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  • Hughes, John.
    THE NEW FACE OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Longman's, Green & Co., 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the African revolutions by a journalist who had been living in and reporting from Africa since 1946. Describes events in the Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopa and more - and includes information on the African leaders - Kasavubu, Toure, Tshombe, Lumumba, Kenyatta and Nkrumah. Map endpapers. Index. 296 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a somewhat edgeworn, but overall good, dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16151
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  • BLACK LIVINGSTON: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo. by Kennedy, Pagan.
    Kennedy, Pagan.
    BLACK LIVINGSTON: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of William Sheppard, a 24-year-old African-American and Southern Presbyterian missionary who n 1890 left New York for the Congo. During the next 20 years, he explored that country, discovering a lake that now bears his name; made contact with the Kuba kingdom (he was made a Kuba prince), although he failed in his attempt to create a "utopia of African-American achievement in Africa." He exposed the brutal, genocidal treatment of Africans by the Belgian colonial authorities, which resulted in his being tried for slander, and more. Publisher's Weekly notes that this book "captures the undercurrent of horror found everywhere in the late 19th-century Congo while honoring Sheppard's…

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    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of William Sheppard, a 24-year-old African-American and Southern Presbyterian missionary who n 1890 left New York for the Congo. During the next 20 years, he explored that country, discovering a lake that now bears his name; made contact with the Kuba kingdom (he was made a Kuba prince), although he failed in his attempt to create a "utopia of African-American achievement in Africa." He exposed the brutal, genocidal treatment of Africans by the Belgian colonial authorities, which resulted in his being tried for slander, and more. Publisher's Weekly notes that this book "captures the undercurrent of horror found everywhere in the late 19th-century Congo while honoring Sheppard's accomplishments, heroism and character." SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with many never before published photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xviii, 237 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670030368.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84431
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  • Kenney, Lona B.
    MBOKA: A Congo Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The way of life in a Congo village.Dustjacket praise from Harold Courlander who called it 'a fascinating memoir of back country during the latter days of Belgian rule... accepting the Congolese villagers on their own terms... trusted by the villagers who know her... ISBN: 0-517-50037x.

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

    Book ID: 27702
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  • Kenney, Lona B.
    MBOKA: A Congo Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The way of life in a Congo village, written by a woman who found herself in Africa, in what was then the Belgian Congo, after she married a doctor who specialized in tropical diseases. Uncommon in the attitudes expressed towards the inhabitants of the neighboring village - the mboka - 264 pp. ISBN: 0-517-50037x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34937
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  • THE AMBASSADORS. by Lerner, George.
    Lerner, George.
    THE AMBASSADORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pegasus Books, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this journalist and television documentary producer - "An eye-opening account of the Rwandan civil war and an achingly tender portrait of a family at odds." 343 pp. ISBN: 978-1605986203.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83377
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  • IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars. by Sites, Kevin.
    Sites, Kevin.
    IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2007.). First edition - "Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity." Appendices. 549 pp. Includes a DVD with a documentary film "A World of Conflict.". ISBN: 9780061228759.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54044
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  • Thompson, Virginia; Adloff, Richard.
    THE EMERGING STATES OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1960. dj. Hardcover - Extensive study of the economy, politics, and infrastructure of Gabon, Chad, the French Congo, and the Central African Republic in the 1950s. 529pp plus bibliography, notes, index.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good dust jacket (several small chips to top edge of dj.

    Book ID: 23844
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