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THE AFRICAN QUEST FOR FREEDOM AND IDENTITY: Cameroonian Writing and the National Experience.
Edition: Large trade paperback.
Bllomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1994.). An authoritive and comprehensive look at the entire national literature of Cameroon within the context of the political and social life of the country. Includes chapters on writers Mongo Beti, Ferdinand Oyono, Guillaume Oyono-Mbia and Francis Beby, on anticolonialism and rebellion, on the negritude and anti-negritude movements. Extensive notes, index. 507 pp. ISBN: 0-253-209080.
Condition: Fine (appears unread.)Book ID: 26762More details Price: $18.50
AIME CESAIRE: THE COLLECTED POETRY.
Edition: First printing.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated, with a substantial introduction and notes by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. A bilingual edition with the original French and English translation on facing pages. Born in Martinique, Cesaire studied in Paris where he met Leopold Senghor, and "discovered Africa" and began his lifelong dedication to the idea of Negritude. This collection begins with his important first book, written in 1939 upon his return to the Caribbean -Cahier du Retour au Pays Natal -Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. xv, 408 pp.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (one very short edgetear, other light wear and toning to the dj) Uncommon in hardcover and in this condition.Book ID: 78933More details Price: $75.00
LOST BODY / CORPS PERDU.
Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York: George Braziller, (1986). First edition - The first trade edition of this collection of 10 intertwined surrealistic poems by this Carribean poet, one of the foremost advocates of negritude, illustrated with spare drawings by Picasso, originally published in a limited edition of only 219 copies in 1950. Introduction and translation by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. Bi-lingual edition with the complete original French text at the end. 130 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-807611484.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps (some sunning to bottom edge of front cover).Book ID: 88345More details Price: $30.00
Edition: First printing.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 37 of Senghor's poems translated from the French and introduced by John Reed and Clive Wake. Although Senghor, the first President of Senegal, is often held up as a poet of negritude, a term which he and Aime Cesaire coined, in their introduction, the translators make the point that it is also 'genuine' poetry. Uncommon in any edition, but especially so in this, the true first edition.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, slightly edgeworn dj is price-clipped and has 'first president of Senegal' written on the front flap.)Book ID: 22867More details Price: $85.00