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  • Duffy, James
    A QUESTION OF SLAVERY,

    Edition: First US printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - Labour policies in Portuguese Africa and the British protest, 1850-1920. In Mozambique and Angola, despite well-intentioned legislation, a form of slavery existed until well into the 20th century - this weakened Portugal in relation to her other colonial neighbors, and kept her embroiled in controversy with the British government and a group of British humanitarians. Maps, index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (chipping to the upper edge.)

    Book ID: 24723
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: First UK paperback printing.

    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book.…

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    London: Dolphin Paperback (Orion), (1996.). SIGNED - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. 287 pp. ISBN: 185881622X.

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    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 47411
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  • A GIRL NAMED DISASTER. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    A GIRL NAMED DISASTER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and…

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    New York: Orchard Books - Scholastic, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Honor-award winning book for older children and young adults. SIGNED on the title page. A marvelous book for all ages, the story of a young girl, eleven-year-old Nhamo who flees from her village and family when she is told she must marry a cruel older man with three wives. The two-day trip becomes nearly a year long struggle for survival, as she learns to escape drowning, starvation, the dangers of the forest and crocodile infested waters, and learns to cope with her aloneness, in part by coming close to the world of African spirits and the soft voice of her dead mother. National Book Award Finalist and 1997 Newbery Honor Book. Includes a glossary, a brief history of Zimbabwe and Mozambique (where the author lived for many years), and an explanation of the belief system of the Shona. This edition includes a new preface by Farmer. Map. 309 pp. Cover art by Bryan Collier. ISBN: 0-439-471443.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50729
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  • SCRIBBLING THE CAT: Travels with an African Soldier. by Fuller, Alexandra.
    Fuller, Alexandra.
    SCRIBBLING THE CAT: Travels with an African Soldier.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Penguin Press, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second thought-provoking autobiographical work by this young author, born in England, but who grew up in Rhodesia - in this, she discusses her rather tentative friendship with a veteran of the Rhodesian War and the impact that brutal and bloody war had on the lives of the soldiers and her attempts to understand the depth of that impact. Illustrated with small photographs as chapter headings. Glossary. 256 pp. ISBN: 1594200165.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 44969
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  • THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.) by Harding, Jeremy.
    Harding, Jeremy.
    THE FATE OF AFRICA: Trial by Fire. (original title: Small Wars, Small Mercies.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account - "both explosive and intimate - of six countries under siege, battling the legacy of ethnic conflict and colonial abuse and fighting for their future." A revised version of the original English edition, published in 1993 under the title "Small Wars, Small Mercies" which was praised both for its expertise and for its compassion; he lets the Africans do most of the talking. Focuses on the campaigns of the Portuguese and then the abrupt abandonment of Angola and Mozambique, the fragile ceasefires in Angola, the tentative elections in Mozambique, the victory of the guerrillas in Eritrea, the coming of peace in Namibia, the invasion of the Western Sahara by Morocco, and the on-going conflicts in South Africa. Maps, notes, glossary, index. 368 pp. ISBN: 0-671723596.

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

    Book ID: 79566
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  • KENNEDY'S BRAIN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    KENNEDY'S BRAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: The New Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller set in Sweden, Spain and Mozambiqu (where the author has traveled and lived for more than 20 years) by this award winning novelist who is best known for the Kurt Wallender mysteries. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 328 pp. ISBN: 9781595581846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50320
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  • THE COUNTRY OF THE GREY GODS: A Novel of Africa. by von Breisky, Hubert .
    von Breisky, Hubert .
    THE COUNTRY OF THE GREY GODS: A Novel of Africa.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Putnam, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in a now vanished colonial world - set in Mozambique in East Africa, with a Viennese actress has come to recover her health, an English sisal planter, an Anglo-Portuguese elephant hunter and more, who become involved in the investigation of a Mau-Mau murder. First published as 'Der Koloss', Austria, 1959. Translated from the German by Edward Fitzgerald. 423 pp. Dust jacket design by Oscar.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the pages, foxing to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 64333
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