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  • WITH BOOKS ON HER HEAD. by Chandler, Edna Walker (illustrated by Charles Keeping).
    Chandler, Edna Walker (illustrated by Charles Keeping).
    WITH BOOKS ON HER HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Meredith Press, (1967.). Hardcover first edition - Story for older children set in a small village in Northern Liberia: a young girl does not want to be the #5 wife of the chief but wants to school like her brother. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Chandler is probably best known for the Cowboy Sam series. 154 pp.

    Condition: Very good (stamp of school district on title page, address label on endpaper, but overall very tight and clean), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 47588
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  • Drew, Eileen.
    THE IVORY CROCODILE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a young white American woman whose "longing to know Africa" has unexpected consequences. The author's first book, a collection of short stories, was a NY Times Notable Book of the year, and this, her first novel, is based on her years of living in several countries of Africa as a child, and on her own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer there. ISBN: 1-56689-042x.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31506
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  • Drew, Eileen.
    THE IVORY CROCODILE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young white American woman whose "longing to know Africa" has unexpected consequences. The author's first book, a collection of short stories, was a NY Times Notable Book of the year, and this, her first novel, is based on her years of living in several countries of Africa as a child, and on her own experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer there. ISBN: 1-56689-042x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a somewhat rubbed, but near fine dustjacket (abrasion on the back cover of the dj.)

    Book ID: 14717
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  • THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: Firebird - Penguin Putnam, (2002.). SIGNED - Reissue of Farmer's classic novel of the best detectives in Africa searching for three children who disappeared in Zimbabwe in 2194. A Newbery Honor book. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-14-1311096.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52967
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  • THE LAUGHING MONSTERS. by Johnson, Denis.
    Johnson, Denis.
    THE LAUGHING MONSTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A short but powerful novel by this award-winning writer. Two men, who had once made a lot of illicit cash from diamonds, reunite in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with Michaels fianc along for the adventure. Partly this in the hope of making another illicit fortune, but even more it is because of Michael's desperate search for his long-lost village in the Uganda-Congo borderland -a land "abandoned by the future." 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0374280598.

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

    Book ID: 83082
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  • DEATH IS A DRUM . . BEATING FOREVER. by Wyllie, John.
    Wyllie, John.
    DEATH IS A DRUM . . BEATING FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Crime Club by Doubleday, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery novel featuring Dr. Quarshie, set in West Africa. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-385127839.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, but with a slanted spine, in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78051
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  • THE LONG DARK NIGHT OF BARON SAMEDI. by Wyllie, John.
    Wyllie, John.
    THE LONG DARK NIGHT OF BARON SAMEDI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Crime Club by Doubleday, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth mystery novel featuring Dr. Quarshie, set in West Africa. He is visiting his friend Judge Kwame Otoru at the former slave depot, the Ile de Sintra, when a body is found on the ancient flogging block. The body is that of the head of the Ebonese secret police and underneath the body were the signs of a voodoo cult. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-385177550.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (very light remainder spray to bottom edge) Rather hard to find.

    Book ID: 84499
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