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  • Alberts, Paul; Berman, Bee; Hartman, Ray; Royal, Patrick; Weinberg, Pual and Wulfsohn, Giselle, photographers.
    SOUTH AFRICA - WHO CARES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cape Town, SA: Gallery Press, 1985. Hardcover first edition - A book initiated by the International Service Committee of the Goodwood Rotary Club in South Africa - designed to show that the Rotary Club is just one of the many groups of people, cutting across all boundaries of race and creed, who do care in South Africa. 120 pages, large format, 11 1/2 by 8 inches, bound in glossy illustrated boards with a photograph by Alberts on the cover.

    Condition: Very near fine (one slight bump on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 15028
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  • Becker, Peter.
    DINGANE: KING OF THE ZULU 1828 - 1840 (orig title: Rule of Fear.)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Study of the controversial Zulu ruler who was eventually defeated by the Boers under Pretorius, originally published in England under the title 'Rule of Fear'. Illustrated with drawings and maps. Bibliography, index. 283 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22838
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  • Bennett, Jack
    JAMIE

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of a 12-year-old boy in South Africa whose life is drastically changed when a severe drought nearly destroys the farm he lives on. Highly praised first novel.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, slightspine slant, in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 11785
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  • Benson, Mary
    AT THE STILL POINT

    Edition: Trade paperback - first thus.

    New York: Virago/Penguin 1991. Novel set in South Africa during the60's by a writer who was banned and placed under house arrest there. Although fiction, the actual 'sabotage' trials in South Africa in 1963-64 and the following events provide the factual framework. With a new afterword by the author. A title in the attractive and interesting Virago Modern Classic series. ISBN: 0-86068-9379.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29415
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  • NELSON MANDELA. by Benson, Mary.
    Benson, Mary.
    NELSON MANDELA.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1986). A biography of Mandela written while he was still imprisoned in South Africa - it describes his childhood in the royal family of the Thembu people to his membership and eventual leadership of the African National Congress. Illustrated with photographs, index. 269 pp. plus publisher's ads. Cover photo by Michael Peto. ISBN: 0-140089411.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80378
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  • AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896. by Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal the disregard for, and the ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Photographs, index. xxvii, 300 pp. ISBN: 1-879373661.

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

    Book ID: 79477
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  • END PAPERS: Essays, Letters, Articles of Faith, Workbook Notes. by Breytenbach, Breyten
    Breytenbach, Breyten
    END PAPERS: Essays, Letters, Articles of Faith, Workbook Notes.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The final volume of prison papers by this exiled South African writer. 270 pp. Dust jacket illustration by the author. ISBN: 0-571-139442.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, as is common with UK editions from that time).

    Book ID: 64977
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  • Breytenbach, Breyten.
    RETURN TO PARADISE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book by this Afrikaaner poet and painter about returning to South Africa as a visitor from his exile in France - as a white South African, a member of the ANC, one who was imprisoned by the apartheid government for 7 years, and as one who has lived most of his adult life in exile, he is both an insider and an outsider. This is a vivid picture of the paradoxes of South Africa in transition - Nelson Mandela is now free, but bloodshed and looting are still common - 'how do you reconcile liberal instincts with the preservation of property?' 224 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1770867.

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

    Book ID: 29316
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  • Brink, Andre.
    AN ACT OF TERROR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspenseful novel about a small group of South Africans who plot to assasinate the president of their country, but in addition to the suspense this is a thoughtful meditation on the ethics of violence. Glossary. A massive book at 834 pp. ISBN: 0-671-748580.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dj. (tape on front endpaper, rem line bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 12777
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  • THE WALL OF THE PLAGUE. by Brink, Andre.
    Brink, Andre.
    THE WALL OF THE PLAGUE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this South African writer to be set in Europe. 447 pp. ISBN: 0-671-54189-7.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, rem mark.)

    Book ID: 16982
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  • AN ACT OF TERROR. by Brink, Andre.
    Brink, Andre.
    AN ACT OF TERROR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Summit Books, 1991. First edition - Suspenseful novel about a small group of South Africans who plot to assasinate the president of their country, but in addition to the suspense this is a thoughtful meditation on the ethics of violence. Glossary. A massive book at 834 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 46456
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  • Brink, Andre.
    STATES OF EMERGENCY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in modern day South Africa, with murder in the streets and a state of emergency declared. ISBN: 0-671-67155-3.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16499
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  • Brink, Andre.
    THE AMBASSADOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by one of the most important Afrikaans authors writing today. ISBN: 0-671-61934-9.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket. (rem mark, closed tear back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 16501
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  • PHILIDA. by Brink, Andre.
    Brink, Andre.
    PHILIDA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Vintage International, (2013.). First edition - A Vintage Original. Novel set in 1832, the year before slavery is abolished in South Africa. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master, and when Francois is going to marry a white woman, and Philida is about to be sold, she decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint against Francois. Based on the real story of a slave woman determined to take control of her own life, for better or for worse. Finalist for the Man Booker Award. 310 pp. Advance Readers Copy sticker on back cover.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (as new, but with line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 55255
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  • STILL THE SIRENS. by Brutus, Dennis.
    Brutus, Dennis.
    STILL THE SIRENS.

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

    Santa Fe, New Mexico: Pennywhistle Press, 1993. SIGNED first edition - A Pennywhistle chapbooks. A colllection of poems, many political and very moving, by this writer and activist who has been called the 'singing voice of the South African Liberation Movement.' With an Introduction by Lamont B. Steptoe. INSCRIBED on the title page, and dated in the year of publication. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-938631-098.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy white wrappers (slight abrasion on the title page.)

    Book ID: 48961
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  • A SIMPLE LUST: Selected Poems including Sirens Knuckles Boots, Letters to Martha, Poems from Algiers, Thoughts Abroad. by Brutus, Dennis.
    Brutus, Dennis.
    A SIMPLE LUST: Selected Poems including Sirens Knuckles Boots, Letters to Martha, Poems from Algiers, Thoughts Abroad.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Collected poems of South African jail and exile" by this exiled political activist and sportsman, jwho was jailed for his activities there, and whose books were banned in South Africa for over 20 years. 176 pp. Dust jacket design by Judith Turner. ISBN: 0-435-90115X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72619
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  • GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee. by Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1988. First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, This issue includes a long story by Martin Amis, "The Murderee," a long nonfiction piece on Gibraltar by Ian Jack, as well as work by Todd McEwen, Angela Carter and Don DeLillo, and a remembrance of Raymond Carver by Tess Gallagher,photo essays by John Berger and John Sturrock and more. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-0086080.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67032
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  • SKETCHES OF KAFIR LIFE (with Illustrations.) by Callaway, Godfrey
    Callaway, Godfrey
    SKETCHES OF KAFIR LIFE (with Illustrations.)

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969.). Hardcover - Reissue of this account of native life in South Africa written by the missionary priest at St Cuthbert's and originally published in 1905. Illustrated with several photographs. 154 pp. ISBN: 0-83711277X.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 40589
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  • THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd. by Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited, (1928). Hardcover first edition - Accounts based on the diaries she kept (to win a bit with her sister) on three journeys to East Africa, including Zanzibar and Uganda in 1901, to South Africa in 1919 and to Canada and America in 1920. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 17 internal plates. Index. xv, 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, some foxing to edges of textblock, previous owner's name dated 1932.

    Book ID: 81284
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  • WHITE MAN'S GOD. by Churchill, Rhona.
    Churchill, Rhona.
    WHITE MAN'S GOD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An unforgettable report on South Africa from Kraal to apartheid. Talks about the "whole great fraud perpertrated on the black people of South Africa. We came to them one hundred and more years ago with a bible in one hand and a set of chains in the other." Nevertheless, in gathering the information for this book, she still used the missionaries to make contact, to bypass the rules and to mix with Africans of every social level. Illustrated with photographs. 205 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear along fold of rear flap)

    Book ID: 57423
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  • Coetzee, J. M.
    FOE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A variation on the story of Crusoe, Friday - and another castaway, Susan Barton - and Foe, the man who will tell their story. 117 pp. ISBN: 0-670-813982.

    Condition: Very good- in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, underlining on 2 pgs, markings on rear endpaper.)

    Book ID: 2597
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  • THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA. by Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Negro Universities Press . (1969). Hardcover - A work originally published in wrappers in 1926. Introduction by Edwin W. Smith who calls the problem one of "appalling complexity." Includes chapters on Race integrity and equality of opportunity, Intermarriage and Territorial segregation. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-837124411.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine (lettering slightly rubbed, book is tight and clean, as new)

    Book ID: 78667
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  • Delius, Anthony
    BORDER

    Edition: First printing.

    Cape Town, South Africa: David Philip, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first novel by this South African journalist, satirist and poet - A story set in the 1820's which tells of the triumphs and setbacks of the settlers, who have come from England to farm in the bare and unwelcoming Albany in the Eastern Cape.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (book- slight edge wear, corners bent in slightly)

    Book ID: 13448
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  • A STATE OF FEAR. by Du Plessis, Menan.
    Du Plessis, Menan.
    A STATE OF FEAR.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Pandora, (1987.). First edition - The author's prize-winning first novel, originally published in South Africa in 1983, and set there during the turbulent winter of 1980 - a young white teacher at a 'coloured' high school shelters two of her students from arrest. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-86358-1684.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 39752
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  • Duggan, William.
    THE GREAT THIRST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set among the BaNare people of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (prev owner's name, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 15715
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Original price of 1.95 net on dj flap.

    Book ID: 77615
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (small peeled spot on front endpaper, price-clipped, short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 49585
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate mostly hidden by dj flap, slight spine slant, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49068
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  • ATHOL FUGARD: Grove Press Modern Dramatists. by [Fugard, Athol] Walder, Dennis.
    [Fugard, Athol] Walder, Dennis.
    ATHOL FUGARD: Grove Press Modern Dramatists.

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

    New York: Grove Press, 1985. First edition - The first full-length study of this important South African playwright. Based on interviews with the playwright, his actors and others involved in the South African theater, this is a look at Fugard's life and work and an analysis of his major plays including 'Sizwe Bansi Is Dead' and 'Master Harold and the Boys.' Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 142 pp. ISBN: 0-394-622308.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28067
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  • SKINNER'S DRIFT. by Fugard, Lisa.
    Fugard, Lisa.
    SKINNER'S DRIFT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in her South Africa, where she was born. Set against a backdrop of the region's troubled history, this is the story of Eva van Rensburg who is forced to confront the terrible secrets of her past, when she returns to her South African home - the drought-striken bush farm called Skinner's Drift - at the death of her violent father. INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- with all best wishes. May Skinner's Drift take you back to the bush." and dated in October 2006, in the year of publication. A New York Times Notable Book. Fugard is the daughter of the noted South African playright Athol Fugard. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0743272995.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75586
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