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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987.). Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Cover praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Maps. 493 pp. ISBN: 0-345-353064.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, but no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49993
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (inconspicuous remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26637
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  • THE CHILDREN OF SEGU. by Conde, Maryse.
    Conde, Maryse.
    THE CHILDREN OF SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her highly praised epic novel 'Segu' this is set in the mid-19th century in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the domination of Islam over the African fetishist religion of the Bambara, and in Jamaica. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, John Williams and others. Maps, family trees, and map endpapers. Notes. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-670829811.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 65865
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  • BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. by Schwarz-Bart, Simone.
    Schwarz-Bart, Simone.
    BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in her native Guadaloupe. "Although that little island is the center of her story, her universe is a much larger one: her real subject is slavery and what comes with it. Ti Jean, the hero of this mythic tale, is a young black man who will explore his past by returning to Africa to find where he came from. In the tiny hamlet of Fond-Zombi a monstrous beast has blocked out the sunlight, throwing the island into eternal darkness, The beast symbolizes the white man, and the eternal suffering of slavery, from which no black can escape. Like a young Ulysses, Ti Jean…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in her native Guadaloupe. "Although that little island is the center of her story, her universe is a much larger one: her real subject is slavery and what comes with it. Ti Jean, the hero of this mythic tale, is a young black man who will explore his past by returning to Africa to find where he came from. In the tiny hamlet of Fond-Zombi a monstrous beast has blocked out the sunlight, throwing the island into eternal darkness, The beast symbolizes the white man, and the eternal suffering of slavery, from which no black can escape. Like a young Ulysses, Ti Jean sets out on a voyage of discovery: to find the beast which has determined his fate, to visit the dead, and to explore the past world of suffering in order to conquer the present one." Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. 270 pp.. Dust jacket illustration by Deborah Root Brague. Review copy with author's photograph laid in. ISBN: 0-060390026.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket A few spots to the outer edge of the textblock, but otherwise appears unread.

    Book ID: 71722
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