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  • THE DEBT: What America Owes to Blacks by Robinson, Randall.
    Robinson, Randall.
    THE DEBT: What America Owes to Blacks

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A book which argues that the United States must be prepared to make restitution for its long history of slavery and discrimination - he points out that "No race, ethnic or religious group has suffered as much over so long a span as blacks have and do still, at the hands of those who benefited ... from slavery and the century of legalized American racial hostility that followed it." Twenty years later, not much has changed, but at least the issue of reparations is being discussed again. Sources, index. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-525945245.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76212
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  • THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, THE MUSE OF FORGIVENESS. by Soyinka, Wole
    Soyinka, Wole
    THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, THE MUSE OF FORGIVENESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A powerful collection of essays by this Nobel Laureate writer, originally delivered at Harvard University in 1997 as the inaugural lectures at the W. E. B. DuBois Institute Macmillan series. " In the face of centuries-long devastation wrought on the African continent and her diaspora by slavery, colonialism, apartheid and racism, what form of recompense could possibly be adequate? .... Soyinka examines the question, illuminating the principle duty and 'near intolerable burden' of memory to bear the record of injustice." Leopold Senghor, Martin Luther King, the genocide in Sudan, the atrocities in Nigeria are just a few of the topics Soyinka touches on. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5122054.

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

    Book ID: 73793
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  • THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, THE MUSE OF FORGIVENESS. by Soyinka, Wole
    Soyinka, Wole
    THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, THE MUSE OF FORGIVENESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. First edition - A powerful collection of essays by this Nobel Laureate writer, originally delivered at Harvard University in 1997 as the inaugural lectures at the W. E. B. DuBois Institute Macmillan series. " In the face of centuries-long devastation wrought on the African continent and her diaspora by slavery, colonialism, apartheid and racism, what form of recompense could possibly be adequate? .... Soyinka examines the question, illuminating the principle duty and 'near intolerable burden' of memory to bear the record of injustice." Leopold Senghor, Martin Luther King, the genocide in Sudan, the atrocities in Nigeria are just a few of the topics Soyinka touches on. Publisher's material laid in. 192 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 80791
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