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Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.
Toronto: Insomniac Press, (1999). First edition - A powerful collection of poetry by this award winning writer, born in Jamaica who moved to Canada in 1969. "Psychic Unrest is full of sea and rain, love and disappointment, blues and golds, rhythm and revolution." 102 pp. ISBN: 1-895837553.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wraps, with self-flaps.Book ID: 55767More details Price: $18.00
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eleventh novel by this award-winning writer, born in Barbados, but who has lived in Canada much of his life. A book which "carries readers into the lonely life of an immigrant domesticÑabandoned years before by a faithless husband, her life devastated by her sonÕs involvement in gang culture and crimeÑand her remarkable journey from tragedy back to the light." 300 pp. ISBN: 978-0061772405.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)Book ID: 75756More details Price: $16.50
A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada.
Edition: Trade paperback original - 3rd printing.
Toronto: Harper Collins, (1996.). SIGNED - A look at the troubled state of race relations in Canada by this black novelist, who came to Canada from Barbados at the age 24. Although the title refers to how the fugitive slaves (and Foster himself) thought of Canada, the reality is quite different: "The sons and daughters of black doctors, lawyers and politicians are just as likely to drop out of school and to be harassed by the police as are the offspring of domestic servants. For many young Blacks, this situation is not acceptable. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1998. Index. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-00638028X.
Condition: Near fine in glossy blue and black illustrated wrappers with French flaps.Book ID: 42203More details Price: $20.00
SLEEP ON, BELOVED.
Edition: First printing.
Toronto: Random House of Canada, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon true first edition of the second novel by this Barbados born author. This is the moving story of a Caribbean immigrant woman who leaves behind everything - including, for too many years, her daughter - in order to build a better life for her family in Canada, only to find herself plunged into an alien culture and a painful struggle against racism and alienated from her beloved daughter.Dustjacket praise from E. Annie Proulx and Caryl Phillips, among others. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-39422387X.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)Book ID: 33339More details Price: $25.00
Edition: Reprint, a trade paperback.
Toronto: TSAR Publications, (2007). Originally published in 1993, this is a novel set in the late nineteenth century in the author's native country of Zimbabwe, the story of ayoung woman has been given a divine calling, a portrait of resistance and struggle, a tale of a people's first meeting with colonialism. 98 pp. ISBN: 978-0920661413.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped).Book ID: 79618More details Price: $12.50