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  • BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES. by Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES.

    Edition: Second printing of the original edition, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Kelsey Street Press, (1987.). Collection of short stories rooted in the oral tradition of her Jamaican homeland - includes the 1987 Pushcart Prize winning story, `Duppy Get Her'. Praise on cover from Alice Walker and Michelle Cliff. Introduction by Barbara Christian. xiii, 116 pp. ISBN: 0-932716-202.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (some pencil underlining in the introduction).

    Book ID: 54272
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  • GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women. by (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991. In addition to the contributors shown above, this includes selections by Hilda Contreras, Maryse Conde, Rosario Ferre, Hazel Campbell, Olga Nolla, Ana Lydia Vega, Olive Senior and many others. Selected bibliography. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-17389.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73412
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  • Banks, Russell.
    THE BOOK OF JAMAICA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1996.). Novel with explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean and its racial conflicts. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0977078.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37998
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  • AJEEMAH AND HIS SON. by Berry, James.
    Berry, James.
    AJEEMAH AND HIS SON.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994). In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are kidnapped by slave traders and shipped to Jamaica, where they are separated and must build new lives. A moving story for older children by this award-winning Jamaican writer, this book received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award , was named a Notable Children's Book of 1993 and many other awards. 83 pp. ISBN: 0-064405230.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 71784
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  • MIDDLE PASSAGES. by Brathwaite, Kamu.
    Brathwaite, Kamu.
    MIDDLE PASSAGES.

    Edition: 2nd printing - trade paperback.

    New York: New Directions, (1993.). A collection of poems on the effects of the middle passage of slavery on the New World, which celebrate great musicians (Ellington, Bessie Smith and others), poets, heroes of the resistance, and Third World leaders. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-12327.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44710
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  • CONQUERING KILMARNIE. by Cave, Hugh B.
    Cave, Hugh B.
    CONQUERING KILMARNIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book for children, a story of grief, loss and friendship set on a Jamaican coffee plantation - a world the author knows well, since he once owned and ran one. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-027177815.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42581
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  • Cliff, Michelle.
    NO TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987, dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Jamaican- American writer to be published by a major press - Toni Morrison stated that in this book 'the beauty and authority of her writing is coupled in a rare way with profound insight....it is a deeply attractive work.'. ISBN: 0-525-245081.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24026
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  • ABENG by Cliff, Michelle
    Cliff, Michelle
    ABENG

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

    New York: The Crossing Press, 1984. First edition - Cliff's first novel, set in her native Jamaica - the title refers to the conch shell - the instrument used by the Maroons to communicate with one another in their guerilla struggles against the English slave-owners. Glossary. 167 pp. Promotional slip laid in. ISBN: 0-89594-1392.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49302
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  • THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL. by De Lisser, Herbert G
    De Lisser, Herbert G
    THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London: Ernest Benn Limited , (1978) dj. Hardcover - Reprinted many times, this is the author's best known novel, "founded on fact, of the West Indies of the early nineteenth century. . . Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter's business from the bottom. He becomes an overseer at Rosehall, the property of a young widow, Mrs Palmer, whose three husbands have all died in curious circumstances." 255 pp. Photo on back of dust jacket is of Rosehall, now in ruins. ISBN: 0-510-199046.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63524
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  • FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island. by Goodison, Lorna.
    Goodison, Lorna.
    FROM HARVEY RIVER: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2008). First edition - A memoir by this Jamaican born-poet - an account of her mother's two lives - in the country at Harvey River where she was the privileged daughter of a large family, and in Kingston after her marriage where she raised nine children in "hard times." 285 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58792
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s." SIGNED on the title page. Includes the cast of characters. 588 pp. ISBN: 9781594486005.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some spotting to the boards.)

    Book ID: 71063
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  • THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2009. SIGNED hardcover - The author's second book, preceding his Booker Award winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. SIGNED on the title page. 417 pp. ISBN: 978-1594488573.

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

    Book ID: 69762
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers,…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s." SIGNED on the title page. Includes the cast of characters. 588 pp. ISBN: 978-1594486005.

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

    Book ID: 74521
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  • Kappel, Philip (introduction by John P. Marquand.)
    JAMAICA GALLERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1960. dj. A collection of drawings and designs by the author, accompanied by his impressions of Jamaica in the 1950s.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good - dust jacket. Large format book.

    Book ID: 23818
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  • Kurlansky, Mark.
    A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS. Searching for the Caribbean Destiny.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A wide-ranging collection of Caribbean vignettes, historical, personal, and cultural. With photographs and suggestions for further reading. Map. Index, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-201-523965.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5516
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53212
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. SIGNED by Michener on a special bookplate on the first blank page - "commenorating the North American inaguaral cruise of Crown Princess." 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77454
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24358
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  • CLARA'S HEART. by Olshan, Joseph.
    Olshan, Joseph.
    CLARA'S HEART.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of The London Times/Jonathan Cape Young Writer's Award, the story of an extraordinary friendship between a young boy and a wise black Jamaican woman hired to care for him. Basis for the film of the same name featuring Whoopie Goldberg. Dustjacket praise by Ian McEwan, Gail Godwin and others. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-877957444.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (corner slightly bumped). Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 40169
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  • CLARA'S HEART. by Olshan, Joseph.
    Olshan, Joseph.
    CLARA'S HEART.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of The London Times/Jonathan Cape Young Writer's Award, the story of an extraordinary friendship between a young boy and a wise black Jamaican woman hired to care for him. Basis for the film of the same name featuring Whoopie Goldberg. Dustjacket praise by Ian McEwan, Gail Godwin and others. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-877957444.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's material and author's photograph laid in.

    Book ID: 36678
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  • Powell, Patricia
    A SMALL GATHERING OF BONES

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for this trade paperback original.

    London & Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. First edition - A title in the Caribbean Writers Series. First novel (second book) by this young writer who was born in Jamaica, described as 'a frank and sensitive novel exploring the complexity of homosexuality' set at in the late 1970's when a mysterious illness was just beginning to threaten the gay community. 139 pp. .

    Condition: Fne in white printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 35135
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  • BLACK ANGELS. by Ritchie, C. T.
    Ritchie, C. T.
    BLACK ANGELS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: Abelard-Schuman, (1959) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, historical fiction which moves from Wiltshire in 1685 to the New England frontier and Jamaica and the Bahamas. 256 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Dick Hart.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58536
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  • Rolbein, Seth.
    STING OF A BEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young black man who goes to Jamaica for a reunion with his father whom he had not seen in 13 years. Dustjacket praise from Ntozake Shange. ISBN: 0-312-006888.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 20561
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  • Rolbein, Seth.
    STING OF A BEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young black man who goes to Jamaica for a reunion with his father whom he had not seen in 13 years. Dustjacket praise from Ntozake Shange. ISBN: 0-312-006888.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17545
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  • THE CRY OF THE HALIDON. by Ryder, Jonathan (pseudonym of Robert Ludlum.)
    Ryder, Jonathan (pseudonym of Robert Ludlum.)
    THE CRY OF THE HALIDON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel published under this name, a classic espionage story, set in Jamaica in the Caribbean. 376 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 53423
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  • IT A COME. by Smith, Michael [1954-1983.]
    Smith, Michael [1954-1983.]
    IT A COME.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1989. First edition - First collection of poems by a young Jamaican who was murdered by supporters of the Jamaican Labour Party in 1983. Rooted in the oral tradition, and in reggae, these were edited by Mervyn Morris and published posthumously. ISBN: 0-87286-2178.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9681
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  • REGGAE SCRAPBOOK (Book with DVD.) by Steffens, Roger and Peter Simon.
    Steffens, Roger and Peter Simon.
    REGGAE SCRAPBOOK (Book with DVD.)

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael, CA: Insight Editions, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Reggae scholar and Beat magazine founder Roger Steffens traces reggae's history and roots, in a chronological format, illustrated with striking photographs in both black and white and full color by reggae enthusiast Peter Simon (Carly's brother). Includes a foreword by Toots Hibbert and an introduction by Stephen Davis. It also includes a DVD specially made for this book compiling rare and previously unseen interviews with the greats of reggae music - including Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and Toots Hibbert - and removable printed reproductions of items from Steffen's personal collection. Oversized format, illustrated throughout. A fascinating book. SIGNED on the half title page by Roger Steffens with "one" and a drawing of a heart. ISBN: 1933784237.

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

    Book ID: 46360
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  • THICKER THAN WATER. by Zimmerman, Bruce.
    Zimmerman, Bruce.
    THICKER THAN WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring professional phobia-therapist cum sleuth Quinn Parker. Set in San Francisco and in Jamaica. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0163879.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60583
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