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  • THE CATASTROPHIST. by Bennett, Ronan.
    Bennett, Ronan.
    THE CATASTROPHIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Review / Headline (Hodder), (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish writer's highly praised third novel, set in the former Belgian Congo during the 1960s--when the charismatic Patrice Lumumba was leading the fight for independence-- shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. A thriller, an erotic love story, and a reflection on the role of the artist and outsider during times of turmoil. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-74723210x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79505
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    ROCK-BREAKERS: Kingdom Building in Kongo Land.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Judson Press, (1922.). Hardcover first edition - Although primarily an account of Christian Protestant missionaries work in the Belgian Congo, this also gives a picture of Africa itself and of the lives of the Africans. Includes one chapter on "rival practicioners" - on medicine men and medical missionaries. Illustrated with photographs. Fold-out map. Uncommon. 200 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in orange cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 38891
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  • Lerrigo, P. H. J. [Peter Hugh James]
    OMWA? ARE YOU AWAKE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleming H. Ravel, (1936.). Hardcover first edition - The author made several trips to the Belgian Congo, visiting with missionaries there - but this book focuses on the native African people - on their ways - but also on their reactions to missionaries and to other whites who came to their country - the first chapter begins with Mongo, the cannibal, recounting his story and Yuka recalling his meeting with Stanley.Includes chapters on women, witch doctors, on the work of the missionaries, the difficulties of travel and more. Illustrated with photographs. 175 pp.

    Condition: From a Baptist Seminary library with the usual markings, but overall good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth with orange lettering.

    Book ID: 38894
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  • BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THE MOON. by Mudimbe, V. Y.
    Mudimbe, V. Y.
    BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THE MOON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this highly acclaimed writer from Zaire, and his first work of fiction to be published in the US. Translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager. Foreword by Jacques Howlett. Author's note. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-675664.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58624
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