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  • THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia. by Fax, Elton C.
    Fax, Elton C.
    THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Fax's trips first to African - to Uganda, Northern Sudan, Ethopia, Tanzania - and then to Moscow and the then Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. "In each of these exotic areas, so different in many respects, he was to find the history of oppression by colonialism, as it had occurred in similar ways among his own people at home. Everywhere he went the artist in Elton Fax recorded with beautiful drawings, even as the text did in words, what he saw with his own discerning eyes to produce a fascinating parts of the world." Illustrated with drawings by the author/artist. Index. x, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-396068421.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tears to dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 61477
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  • THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia. by Fax, Elton C.
    Fax, Elton C.
    THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Fax's trips first to African - to Uganda, Northern Sudan, Ethopia, Tanzania - and then to Moscow and the then Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. "In each of these exotic areas, so different in many respects, he was to find the history of oppression by colonialism, as it had occurred in similar ways among his own people at home. Everywhere he went the artist in Elton Fax recorded with beautiful drawings, even as the text did in words, what he saw with his own discerning eyes to produce a fascinating parts of the world." Illustrated with drawings by the author/artist. Index. x, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-396068421.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (bookplate, sunning to spine of dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 61478
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  • BURY ME IN AFRICA. by Foxworth, Nilene (Omodele Adeoti).
    Foxworth, Nilene (Omodele Adeoti).
    BURY ME IN AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes both an account of a trip to Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, by this Colorado writer and a selection of her protest poems. 55 pp. ISBN: 0-533-031230.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chip to back cover of dj, one closed tear.) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 50953
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  • SAND RIVERS. by Matthiessen, Peter; Photographs by Hugo van Lawick.
    Matthiessen, Peter; Photographs by Hugo van Lawick.
    SAND RIVERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1981.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a 1979 safari into the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, with text by Matthiessen and full color photographs by Hugo van Lawick portray the people, the land, and the numerous wild animals of one of the world's last great wilderness areas. with accompanying photographs, chronicling their 1979 safari to the Selous Game Reserve of southern Tanzania. SIGNED by Matthiessen on the title page. Notes. Slightly oversized format, map endpapers. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-670-616966.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some tiny tears, knicks to dj edges)

    Book ID: 64863
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  • THE BANANA-LEAF BALL: How Play Can Change the World. by Milway, Katie Smith; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
    Milway, Katie Smith; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
    THE BANANA-LEAF BALL: How Play Can Change the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Kids Can Press, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on a true story (which is told at the end of the book), this is an ultimately hopeful book about the resilence of children. "Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzania. With scarce resources at the camp, bullies have formed gangs to steal what they can, and a leader named Remy has begun targeting Deo. Then one day a coach gathers all the children to play soccer. Though Deo loves soccer and has even made his own ball out of banana leaves, he's unsure at first about…

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    Toronto: Kids Can Press, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on a true story (which is told at the end of the book), this is an ultimately hopeful book about the resilence of children. "Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzania. With scarce resources at the camp, bullies have formed gangs to steal what they can, and a leader named Remy has begun targeting Deo. Then one day a coach gathers all the children to play soccer. Though Deo loves soccer and has even made his own ball out of banana leaves, he's unsure at first about joining in when he sees Remy on the field. But as Deo and the other boys get drawn into the game, everything begins to change. Their shared joy in playing provides the children --- including Remy --- with a sense of belonging." Colorfully illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Includes a list of references. Large format. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1771383318.

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

    Book ID: 70050
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  • FOUR AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS. by Potholm, Christian P.
    Potholm, Christian P.
    FOUR AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - Includes an overview of African political history and a more detailed comparative study of the systems found in four countries: South Africa, Tanzania, Somalia, and the Ivory Coast. Maps. Footnotes, index. ix., 308 pp. ISBN: 0-133295990.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth boards with silver and orange lettering in a good dustjacket with rubbing and edgewear.

    Book ID: 38759
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  • IRON TECHNOLOGY IN EAST AFRICA: Symbolism, Science, and Archaeology. by Schmidt, Peter R.
    Schmidt, Peter R.
    IRON TECHNOLOGY IN EAST AFRICA: Symbolism, Science, and Archaeology.

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

    Bloomington & Oxford: Indiana University Press & James Currey, (1997.). First edition - A comprehensive look at iron technology in East Africa from ancient times to the present, the result of more than 20 years of research. Includes an account of the reenactment of traditional iron smelting by the elders of the Haya people in northwestern Tanzania. Illustrated with many photographs, maps, charts and drawings. Glossary, extensive bibliography and index. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-253211093.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 41652
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  • ELIZABETI'S DOLL. by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie; illustrated by Christy Hale.
    Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie; illustrated by Christy Hale.
    ELIZABETI'S DOLL.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Scholastic, (1999) dj. Hardcover - Charming story set in a small village in Tanzania (where the author had served in the Peace Corps.) "Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva." Illustrated in full color by Christy Hale. Slightly oversized square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-439079748.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69659
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  • HURRY THE CROSSING. by Venable, Alan.
    Venable, Alan.
    HURRY THE CROSSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of a young boy in a hurry to growi up in a small Tanzanian village, written by a volunteer who spent two years teaching in Africa. Glossary of Swahili words. 155 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Elaine Raphael. ISBN: 0-397-314523.

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

    Book ID: 46457
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