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  • RESURRECTING MINGUS. by Adams, Jenoyne.
    Adams, Jenoyne.
    RESURRECTING MINGUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press / Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young author's first novel, the story of a young beautiful lawyer whose life is falling apart, just as her parents' marriage is also coming to an end. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-684873524.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64149
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  • TRAVELING WOMEN. by Adisa, Opal Palmer and Devorah Major, Daughters of Yam.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer and Devorah Major, Daughters of Yam.
    TRAVELING WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Oakland, CA: Jukebox Press. (1989). First edition - A joint poetry collection by the "Daughters of Yam," a performance and literary collaboration of two African American writers and poets - Jamaican born Opal Palmer Adisa and Devorah Major - who have worked together in Northern California since 1984. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-932693016.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75533
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  • GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women. by (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991. In addition to the contributors shown above, this includes selections by Hilda Contreras, Maryse Conde, Rosario Ferre, Hazel Campbell, Olga Nolla, Ana Lydia Vega, Olive Senior and many others. Selected bibliography. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-17389.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73412
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  • CHILDHOOD: A Novel. by Alexis, Andre.
    Alexis, Andre.
    CHILDHOOD: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel (second book) by this Afro-Canadian author, who was born in Trinidad. Set in southern Ontario in the 1950s and 1960s. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Books in Canada First Book and Trillium awards, shortlisted for the Giller Prize. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-805059814.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76808
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  • THE GREATEST: My Own Story. by Ali, Muhammad (with Richard Durham.)
    Ali, Muhammad (with Richard Durham.)
    THE GREATEST: My Own Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1975.). Hardcover first edition - A meaningful and significant autobiography - far more than just a sport story,, this is the result of 6 years of Ali working, traveling and talking with Richard Durham. Edited by Toni Morrison. 415 pp. ISBN: 0-394-462688.

    Condition: Good only - remainder mark, bumping to corners, rubbing to lettering on spine and other reading wear - but a sturdy copy, no writing inside. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83079
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  • CARMELLO. by Ali, Rahsaan.
    Ali, Rahsaan.
    CARMELLO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    West Babylon, NY: Urban Books, (2008.). First edition - Ali's second novel of life on the gritty streets. When his parents - the biggest crack dealers in the hood - are gunned down, the question becomes 'what will Carmello do about it.?' 282 pp. ISBN: 1601620578.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45237
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  • RAILS UNDER MY BACK. by Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    RAILS UNDER MY BACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this young African American writer (preceded by a book of poetry), a long, beautfully written and complex work. 563 pp. ISBN: 0-374-246262.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69233
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  • RAILS UNDER MY BACK. by Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    Allen, Jeffery Renard.
    RAILS UNDER MY BACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. First edition - First novel by this young African American writer (preceded by a book of poetry), a long, beautfully written and complex work, one which explores the destinies of two brothers married to two sisters. 556 pp..

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66959
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  • PAUL VESEY'S LEDGER. by Allen, Samuel.
    Allen, Samuel.
    PAUL VESEY'S LEDGER.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition. Volume 27 in the Heritage series.

    London: Paul Bremen Ltd., 1975. SIGNED first edition - An uncommon work by this African American poet - his first book was published in German under the pseudonym of Paul Vesey, and his second book, published by Diana DiPrima under his real name bore the same title, although most of the poems were new. This collection contains 18 poems from an unpublished set which bore the subtitle "An Afro-American Experience." This copy is INSCRIBED to a fellow poet,"For Bill Robinson with special regards, Cordially, Sam Allen."

    Condition: Near fine condition in stapled wrappers with photograph of Allen on front cover. Printed on blue paper.

    Book ID: 14113
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  • Andrews, Raymond
    JESSIE AND JESUS AND COUSIN CLAIRE

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A darkly comic novel, illustrated by the author's brother Benny Andrews. ISBN: 1-56145-0324.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 6555
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: VG/VG- (prev owner's name, light edgewear to dj with tape reinforcements at ends of spine.)

    Book ID: 8937
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good+ dustjacket (slight foxing to edge of textblock, 1 closed tear upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 8938
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 24024
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  • SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume of her autobiography. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-394-405455.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket ( sticker on front pastedown, some bleeding from the cloth spine to the interior of the dj, foxing to the edges of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 52501
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  • Angelou, Maya.
    THE HEART OF A WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography. ISBN: 0-394-512731.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket. (rem mark, creases to pg 71-72, closed tear at upper edge of spine, other light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 9027
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  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2002). First edition - The sixth volume in Angelou's autobiography which began with "I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings." This opens as she is returning from a trip to Africa, and to the news that Malcolm X had been assassinated. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers with a blue geometric border.

    Book ID: 66978
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  • ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final (so far) volume in Angelou's autobiography - in this she recounts how she joins a 'colony' of Black American expats in Ghana only to discover that you can't go home again. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521439.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (some spotting to black boards, bleeding from covers to interior of dj, small knick to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 55490
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  • GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second volume in Angelou's autobiography, a continuation of the story begun in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." 214 pp. ISBN: 0-394-486927.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (light foxing to edges of textblock, stain on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 81630
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  • ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final volume in Angelou's autobiography - in this she recounts how she joins a 'colony' of Black American expats in Ghana only to discover that you can't go home again. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521439.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, 2 short closed tears, creasing to dj flaps, spot where color has bled from cover to inside of dj)

    Book ID: 81631
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  • Ansa, Tina McElroy
    UGLY WAYS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's second book - the story of 3 sisters who return to their home in the South upon the death of their mother. ISBN: 0-15-1925534.

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

    Book ID: 3902
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. 464 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Varnette P. Honeywood. ISBN: 0-385475993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52502
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  • UGLY WAYS. by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    UGLY WAYS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995.). African American novelist's second book - the story of 3 sisters who return to their home in the South upon the death of their mother. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-15-6000776.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 46939
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-385475993.

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

    Book ID: 9747
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37627
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: Third printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

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

    Book ID: 40624
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some very light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 58557
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  • THE HAND I FAN WITH by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. 464 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Varnette P. Honeywood. ISBN: 0-385475993.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket .

    Book ID: 41360
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  • Ansa, Tina McElroy
    THE HAND I FAN WITH

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. Her third novel, set in fictional Mulberry, Georgia.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9365
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  • (anthology) Burnett, Whit, editor
    BLACK HANDS ON A WHITE FACE, a Timepiece of Experiences in a Black and White America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of stories, many published originally in "Story Magazine" by such notable writers, black and white, as Faulkner, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Robert Penn Warren. Also includes the first publication of a story by Puerto Rican born writer Edward Rivera.

    Condition: F/G (tape repaired tear on front cover, other edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 4938
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  • (Anthology) Davis, Arthur P. and Redding, Saunders, editors.
    CAVALCADE: NEGRO AMERICAN WRITING FROM 1760 TO THE PRESENT

    Edition: First edition. Special hardcover review copy stamped on front pastedown: "Not To Be Sold Before Jan

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes introductions to each section, and brief biographical introductions to the individual author's selections. A wide-ranging anthology, from Phillis Wheatley, William Wells Brown and Sojourner Truth thru Chestnutt, Dunbar, the Harlem Renaissance and including James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Gwendolyn Brooks, Don Lee, and Sonia Sanchez, among many others. Whenever possible, the selections have been printed in their entirety. A massive book, 897 pgs, including an index and bibliography. ISBN: 0-395-04345x.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated brown cloth covered boards / no dj as issued. INSCRIBED on the dedication page by Saunders Redding and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 22839
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