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  • Angelou, Maya.
    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final (so far) volume in Angelou's autobiography - in this she recounts how she joins a 'colony' of Black American expats in Ghana only to discover that you can't go home again. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521439.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, 2 short closed tears , spot where color has bled from cover to inside of dj)

    Book ID: 7356
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  • ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final (so far) volume in Angelou's autobiography - in this she recounts how she joins a 'colony' of Black American expats in Ghana only to discover that you can't go home again. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-521439.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (one tiny closed tear.)

    Book ID: 55490
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  • Brokensha, David W
    SOCIAL CHANGE AT LARTEH, GHANA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author "Ruth Brandwynne, Many thanks for all your help during the preparation of this book." A study of changing social institutions in a small rural Ghanian town, based on three years of research. A title in the Oxford Monographs on Social Anthropology series.Photographs, map, charts. Glossary, bibliography, index. xx, 294 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38895
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  • THE SEASONS OF BEENTO BLACKBIRD. by Busia, Akosua.
    Busia, Akosua.
    THE SEASONS OF BEENTO BLACKBIRD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.). First edition - First novel by this actress and writer who was born in Ghana. Set in New York City, the Caribbean and Africa, this is the story of a man who writes best-selling children's books under the title 'Beento Blackbird.' 365 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44778
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  • THE SEASONS OF BEENTO BLACKBIRD. by Busia, Akosua.
    Busia, Akosua.
    THE SEASONS OF BEENTO BLACKBIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this actress and writer who was born in Ghana. Set in New York City, the Caribbean and Africa, this is the story of a man who writes best-selling children's books under the title 'Beento Blackbird.'. ISBN: 0-316-114952.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 23702
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  • [Du Bois, W. E. B.] Du Bois, Shirley Graham.
    HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON: A Memoir of W. E. B. Du Bois.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An intimate biography of the great African American leader by his wife. Index. 384 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (some creasing to the dj, closed tear on front panel.)

    Book ID: 32403
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  • SOME ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF NKRUMAISM. by Editors of The Spark and Panaf Books,
    Editors of The Spark and Panaf Books,
    SOME ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF NKRUMAISM.

    Edition: First thus - a pocket paperback.

    London: Panaf Books, (1975). First edition - Originally published in 1964, this is a new and expanded edition of this authoritative summary of the views of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana (1960-1966),who led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957, as compiled by the editors of his party's theoretical journal, The Spark, published in Accra, Ghana. This edition includes additional material after 1964, and especially from the post-coup period spent in Conakry, Guinea. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-901757-15-9.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 79375
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  • Feelings, Tom.
    BLACK PILGRIMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee and Shepherd, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A deeply felt book by this award-winning artist and illustrator, telling the story of his trip to Africa where he worked for 3 years in Ghana , and of his discovery there of his ancestral home. Illustrated with both black and white drawings and with full-color paintings, this is both a beautiful book and a moving one, as he discusses the impact of racism on him and on black children and the black community in the US. Large format. 72 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, spine label)

    Book ID: 59040
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  • Grottanelli, Vinigi L.
    THE PYTHON KILLER: Stories of Nzema Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty stories of life, beliefs and customs of the Nzema tribe of southern Ghana in Western Africa. The Nzema inhabit the forests and lagoons along the Atlantic coast, and Grottanelli was the only anthropologist to live among them - as he did intermittently over a period of more than 30 years. Map, phototgraphs, an appendix on "Witchcraft as an Allegory," notes, glossary, index. xi, 223 pp. ISBN: 0-226310051.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36713
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  • THE PYTHON KILLER: Stories of Nzema Life. by Grottanelli, Vinigi L.
    Grottanelli, Vinigi L.
    THE PYTHON KILLER: Stories of Nzema Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, (1988). Hardcover first edition - Twenty stories of life, beliefs and customs of the Nzema tribe of southern Ghana in Western Africa. The Nzema inhabit the forests and lagoons along the Atlantic coast, and Grottanelli was the only anthropologist to live among them - as he did intermittently over a period of more than 30 years. Map, phototgraphs, an appendix on "Witchcraft as an Allegory," notes, glossary, index. xi, 223 pp. ISBN: 0-226310051.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth, lacking the dust jacket (synopsis from front flap is pasted inside the front cover.)

    Book ID: 54589
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  • THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World. by Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. Hardcover - A multicultural collection of stories in which "readers must try to outsmart evil kings, answer questions from Death, even puzzle with angels over the justice of God. Every tale returns to the most basic question: What is fair?" Illustrated by Whitney Sherman. Source notes, bibliography. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-805037365.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74509
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  • WOMAN OF THE AEROPLANES. by Laing, Kojo.
    Laing, Kojo.
    WOMAN OF THE AEROPLANES.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Heinemann, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ghanaian author's second novel . Glossary. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-434-402184.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47214
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  • Phillips, Caryl,
    THE ATLANTIC SOUND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought up in Leeds, England, educated in Oxford, and now lives in New York. ISBN: 0-375-401105.

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

    Book ID: 29458
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likeable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77625
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. SIGNED on the title page. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bookseller's orange lines on bottom of textblock and front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 55373
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  • WIFE OF THE GODS. by Quartey, Kwei
    Quartey, Kwei
    WIFE OF THE GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exceptionally good debut set in Ghana (where the author was raised), and introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson. This novel makes very real the conflicts between traditional beliefs, including witchcraft and "modern" ways. Dawson is a likeable and very real protagonist, struggling not just with his job, but living with the knowledge that his young son has a defective heart. SIGNED on the title page. Author's notes, glossary. x, 317 pp. ISBN: 9781400067596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 58449
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  • Rosenthal, Ricky [Rita].
    THE SPLENDOR THAT WAS AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, 1967. First edition - A look at the African empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai., and also of the 'highways' provided by the Niger River and the Sahara Desert. Maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Cover by Nigerian artist Solomon Irein Wangboje. 86 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30627
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 318 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 77530
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 59644
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 321 pp. ISBN: 978-1594204494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67884
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