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  • Kim, Elizabeth.
    TEN THOUSAND SORROWS: The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - As a young child she witnessed the murder of her mother by her grandfather and uncle because she had laid with an American soldier and had, not just a bastard, but
    but a honhyol--a mixed-race child, considered worth less than nothing, and brought dishonor on the family. Left at a Christian orphanage in postwar Seoul , adopted by a childless Fundamentalist pastor and his wife but constantly reminded that she wasn't good enough, she was married to an abusive and controlling man, and only after the birth of her daughter, was she then finally was able to save herself and her daughter. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-385496338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37915
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  • [Larsen, Nella; Toomer, Jean.] Larson, Charles R.
    INVISIBLE DARKNESS: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen.

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

    Iowa City, IO: University of Iowa Press, 1993. First edition - One of the most readable and interesting books written about these two major novelists of the Harlem Renaissance - especially regarding Nella Larsen where the author is drawing upon previously unpublished letters and documents to examine her life after the publication of the 2 novels (Passing and Quicksand) for which she is known. Russell C. Brignano says that Larson's 'concept of pairing these two 'lost artists' is tenable, possibly brilliant; his portrayal of Larsen's life is the best I have encountered... his approach to Toomer the man is bold and courageous; his experiments with unchronological and intertwined accounts of two lives is deft and sucessful..' Photographs, notes, sources, index. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-87745-437x.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26478
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  • A PLACE APART. by Lytton, David.
    Lytton, David.
    A PLACE APART.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - South African author's second novel, the story of a young Cape Coloured, who is light enough to pass for white, but still finds himself crushed between conflicting traditions. 300 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (sticker of the Christopher Mann, Ltd, agency on front endpaper, corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 61607
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  • Njeri, Itabari.
    THE LAST PLANTATION: Color, Conflict, and Identity: Reflections of a New World Black

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997 dj. Hardcover first edition - An examinationof conflicts within the African American community and between blacks and Asians. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-395-771919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 18641
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  • LET THE DEAD LIE. by Nunn, Malla.
    Nunn, Malla.
    LET THE DEAD LIE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    New York: Washington Square Press, (2010). First edition - Second crime novel featuring now ex-Detective Emmanuel Cooper, set during apartheid in 1953 in the dangerous South African underworld, where Cooper (who was reclassified from white to mixed race) is working in undercover surveillance on the Durban docks. Includes Q & A with author, 382 pp. ISBN: 97814165-86227.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (some spotting to the top edge of the textblock).

    Book ID: 60162
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