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  • TEA IN THE HAREM. by Charef, Mehdi .
    Charef, Mehdi .
    TEA IN THE HAREM.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Serpent's Tail, (1989.). First edition - Algerian-born author's first novel, one that explores the conflict between growing up in an Arab family on the outskirts of Paris and wanting to be accepted as French. The first and best of the 'beur' novels (slang for 'Arab.'), translated from the French by Ed Emery. Basis for the prize winning movie of the same name (winner of the Prix Jean Vigo Award for best first film at Cannes.) 157 pp. ISBN: 1-852421517.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers with French flaps. (crease to lower corner of front cover, usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 68603
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  • TAMRART: 13 Days in the Sahara. by Clark, Eleanor (1913-1996)
    Clark, Eleanor (1913-1996)
    TAMRART: 13 Days in the Sahara.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stuart Wright, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a trip by camel into the Sahara to climb the Hoggar mountains of southern Algeria, joining a caravan to Tamanrasset, where the Touareg nomads gave her the name of Tamrart Ð meaning dominant female. Illustrated with drawings by Lily Hamlin. Although Clark's career as a writer was eclipsed by that of her husband, Robert Penn Warren, her writing, and especially her evocative travel accounts, have been highly praised. Clark and Warren were the only couple where both were awarded the National Book Award for separate works. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page "with lots of love, good wishes, admiration" and dated in the year of publication. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-913773-158.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 64580
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  • FREEDOMWAYS; Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 9, no. 4, Fourth Quarter, 1969. by Clarke, John Henrik, Esther Jackson, J. H. O'Dell, editors. Ernest Kaiser, John Henrik Clarke, Mari Evans and others, contributors.
    Clarke, John Henrik, Esther Jackson, J. H. O'Dell, editors. Ernest Kaiser, John Henrik Clarke, Mari Evans and others, contributors.
    FREEDOMWAYS; Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement, Vol. 9, no. 4, Fourth Quarter, 1969.

    Edition: First printing, a magazine.

    New York: Freedomways Associates, 1969. First edition - Includes A Selected Bibliography on Mexican Americans and Native Americans by Ernest Kaiser; Chief Joseph and His People by John Henrik Clarke; a selection of cartoons by Brumsic Brandon, Jr; poetry by Mari Evans, Eric Burroughs and others, book reviews and more. pp 295-384. Cover art by Elizabeth Catlett.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light university library stamp on front cover, no other markings).

    Book ID: 79342
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  • Cooley, John K.
    BAAL, CHRIST, AND MOHAMMED: Religion and Revolution in North Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to understand why Islam and the Arabic culture have been so much more successful in establishing a solid culture in North Africa - an overview of "the main themes in the relationship between religious faith, alien imperialism and the native Berber revolutionary spirit." Illustrated with maps drawn by Charles McDonnell including one of the Phoenician colonies 1000 B.C.-700 B.C., of Christian North Africa and Roman empire about A.D. 400, and Moslem North Africa and the Middle East, and of European colonization. Glossary of Arabic terms, sources and biblography. xiv, 369 pp, Map of pagan North Africa [Graeco-Roman] on endpapers.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj. Front flap of dj tipped onto blank rear paper.

    Book ID: 38892
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  • RACING THROUGH THE TALL GRASS. by Givon, Thomas.
    Givon, Thomas.
    RACING THROUGH THE TALL GRASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins / Reagan Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one many years in the writing, and which drew on his personal experiences raised in a commune in Palestine and as a member of the Israeli Army in the Suez War - "a powerful study of the cruelty and obsession that lurk just beneath the surface of civilized men. Robert Aron, an Algerian Jew caught up in the savage fighting for his homeland, and his comrade-in-arms, Jojo, share a bond forged in the hellfires of war. But when Robert, weary of battle, falls in love with Marie, a young Catholic girl, and attempts to escape both his bloody past and…

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    New York: Harper Collins / Reagan Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one many years in the writing, and which drew on his personal experiences raised in a commune in Palestine and as a member of the Israeli Army in the Suez War - "a powerful study of the cruelty and obsession that lurk just beneath the surface of civilized men. Robert Aron, an Algerian Jew caught up in the savage fighting for his homeland, and his comrade-in-arms, Jojo, share a bond forged in the hellfires of war. But when Robert, weary of battle, falls in love with Marie, a young Catholic girl, and attempts to escape both his bloody past and Jojo's ever-tightening grip, he becomes the target of Jojo's deadly obsession." SIGNED on the half title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-060392002.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 67002
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  • Memmi, Albert; Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre.
    THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED.

    Edition: Early or first trade paperback.

    New York: Orion, (1968). First English language publication of this classic book which explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike, originally written in 1957 before the Algerian war. Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre. Includes a new preface by the author and a new dedication to "the American Negro, also colonized." Translated from the French by Howard Greenfeld (Sartre's introduction was translated by Lawrence Hoey.) xxix, 153 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 79277
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  • Windrow, Martin (colour plates by Michael Roffe.)
    FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: Men-at-Arms Series.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc. (1973.). First edition - Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and reproductions of old engravings and drawings, plus a section of eight full color plates by Michael Roffe. A title in the "Men-at-Arms Series" a very high quality, accurate and attractively produced and well-illustrated series of slightly oversized, but slim, trade paperbacks, measuring 7 1/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall, bound in glossy illustrated white covers (heavy cardstock) and printed on good quality paper. 40 pp. ISBN: 0-88254-1609.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff glossy pictorial wrappers (prev owner's embossed seal).

    Book ID: 38592
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