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  • THE DARLING. by Banks, Russell .
    Banks, Russell .
    THE DARLING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in the US and Liberia during the years 1975-1991 - the story, told in the first person, of a woman, a member of the Weather Underground, who fled to Liberia and became involved in both the politics of that country and in the struggle to save endangered chimpanzees. SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52064
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  • THE DARLING. by Banks, Russell .
    Banks, Russell .
    THE DARLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the US and Liberia during the years 1975-1991 - the story, told in the first person, of a woman, a member of the Weather Underground, who fled to Liberia and became involved in both the politics of that country and in the struggle to save endangered chimpanzees. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0197358.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65747
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  • SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE IN AFRICA by Brittan, Harriette G.
    Brittan, Harriette G.
    SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE IN AFRICA

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile edition of a book originally published in 1860. Includes reproductions of original engraved illustrations. Missionary account of living in Liberia, primarily - includes brief mentions of the slave trade, witchcraft, etc. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in dark brown cloth, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 34939
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  • WITH BOOKS ON HER HEAD. by Chandler, Edna Walker (illustrated by Charles Keeping).
    Chandler, Edna Walker (illustrated by Charles Keeping).
    WITH BOOKS ON HER HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Meredith Press, (1967.). Hardcover first edition - Story for older children set in a small village in Northern Liberia: a young girl does not want to be the #5 wife of the chief but wants to school like her brother. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Chandler is probably best known for the Cowboy Sam series. 154 pp.

    Condition: Very good (stamp of school district on title page, address label on endpaper, but overall very tight and clean), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 47588
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  • THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. by Cooper, Helene.
    Cooper, Helene.
    THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH: In Search of a Lost African Childhood.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover - The author grew to early adolescence in the priviledged strata of Liberian society, but after the 1980 bloody coup, she and her family fled to America. More than twenty years later she returned to try and find the foster sister left behind, and to find the home of her childhood. Map, photographs, family tree. 354 pp. ISBN: 9780743266246.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58712
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  • NATIVE STRANGER: A Black American's Journey into the Heart of Africa. by Harris, Eddy L.
    Harris, Eddy L.
    NATIVE STRANGER: A Black American's Journey into the Heart of Africa.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992.). First edition - A rather unexpected account of the author's year long journey in search of himself in Africa, the land of his ancestors. 230 pp.

    Condition: Fine in yellow printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80228
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  • NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND. by Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover - A young woman from Iowa, a sculptor and wood-carver, accompanies her husband to Liberia during World War II, where he was to manage a rubber plantation. sometimes humorous account of her learning the ways of the tribes people among whom she was living. Illustrated with sketches and decorations by Liberian artist Jo Dendel. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated green boards with a black cloth spine, gold lettering (bookplate on front pastedown), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75029
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  • NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND. by Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. dj. Hardcover - A young woman from Iowa, a sculptor and wood-carver, accompanies her husband to Liberia during World War II, where he was to manage a rubber plantation. sometimes humorous account of her learning the ways of the tribes people among whom she was living. Illustrated with sketches and decorations by Liberian artist Jo Dendel. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (large chip at base of dj spine, small hole in dj).

    Book ID: 50215
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