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  • THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir. by Alexander, Elizabeth.
    Alexander, Elizabeth.
    THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2015). First edition - A beautifully written and very moving account of the sudden death of her husband by this noted African American poet - and also a picture of a rich and loving marriage. Ficre Ghebreyesus, born in Eritrea and a refuge from the war there, was known both as a gifted artist and a creative chef, when he died at just 50. 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63252
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  • 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: 32740
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57616
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1995. Map., 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58804
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