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  • Duffy, James
    A QUESTION OF SLAVERY,

    Edition: First US printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - Labour policies in Portuguese Africa and the British protest, 1850-1920. In Mozambique and Angola, despite well-intentioned legislation, a form of slavery existed until well into the 20th century - this weakened Portugal in relation to her other colonial neighbors, and kept her embroiled in controversy with the British government and a group of British humanitarians. Maps, index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (chipping to the upper edge.)

    Book ID: 24723
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  • THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.) by Harding, Jeremy.
    Harding, Jeremy.
    THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the Western Sahara by Morocco, and the on-going conflicts in South Africa. Maps, notes, glossary, index. 368 pp. ISBN: 0-671723596.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 79566
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  • NJINGA "THE WARRIOR QUEEN" (The Thinking Girls Treasury of Dastardly Dames) by Havemeyer, Janie
    Havemeyer, Janie
    NJINGA "THE WARRIOR QUEEN" (The Thinking Girls Treasury of Dastardly Dames)

    Edition: First printing.

    Foster City, CA: Goosebottom Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One in a series of historical accounts which tell the stories of "strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain power including murder, deception, and black magic, examining the womens reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? Njinga, the Warrior Queen, fought fiercely to keep her West African people from slavery. Yet she engaged in slave trading herself, performed human sacrifices, and, some believe, murdered her nephew, the heir to the throne, and feasted on his heart. Though she was seemingly a terrifying tyrant, her other actions prove that she was also a freedom fighter. This smart, evocative story presents…

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    Foster City, CA: Goosebottom Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One in a series of historical accounts which tell the stories of "strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain power including murder, deception, and black magic, examining the womens reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? Njinga, the Warrior Queen, fought fiercely to keep her West African people from slavery. Yet she engaged in slave trading herself, performed human sacrifices, and, some believe, murdered her nephew, the heir to the throne, and feasted on his heart. Though she was seemingly a terrifying tyrant, her other actions prove that she was also a freedom fighter. This smart, evocative story presents all sides of this fascinating woman who did whatever it took to win and protect her kingdom." SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author. Illustrated throughout in full color by Peter Malone. Map, bibliography. Square format. 28 pp. ISBN: 9780983425663.

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

    Book ID: 58189
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  • THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO. by Orner, Peter.
    Orner, Peter.
    THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2006.). First edition - First novel (second book) by this highly acclaimed young writer - set in Namibia in Africa. Notes. 310 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65418
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  • TATU AND THE HONEY BIRD. by Wellman, Alice (illustrated by Dale Payson.)
    Wellman, Alice (illustrated by Dale Payson.)
    TATU AND THE HONEY BIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of the woodlands in Angola, West Africa, the land where the author spent her childhood. This story of Tatu, who would rather be free to cause mischief than to go to school, and of his sister Lovola, who is not allowed to go because she is 'only a girl' is illustrated with soft sepia toned drawings by Dale Payson. ISBN: 0-399-607560.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards with a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13794
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  • Xitu, Uanhenga.
    THE WORLD OF 'MESTRE' TAMODA.

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

    New York: Reader's International, 1984. First edition - Novel originally published in 1974 by this Angolian writer and revolutionary leader, who was imprisoned by the Portuguese for more than a decade. ISBN: 0-930523-431.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 20491
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