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  • THE ROAD TO MAKOKOTA. by Barnett, Stephen.
    Barnett, Stephen.
    THE ROAD TO MAKOKOTA.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: MacAdam / Cage, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer, set in a war-torn former British colony in West Africa, this is based, in part, on his Peace Corps experience in Sierra Leone. Described as a 'harrowing and compelling' debut. 202 pp. ISBN: 1931561605.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46112
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. ISBN: 978-0374246020.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64568
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  • A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Solder.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - An incredible first hand memoir on how war looks to a child soldier - at the age of 13, he was involved in the fighting in Sierra Leone, but at 16, he was removed by UNICEF. Chronology. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0374105235.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69288
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). First edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75463
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  • RADIANCE OF TOMORROW. by Beah, Ishmael.
    Beah, Ishmael.
    RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The first novel (second book) by this young writer from Sierra Leone - at its center are two long time friends who return to their hometown in Africa after a devastating civil war, and attempt to forge a new community. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2013, before publication. 240 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76656
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  • WHITE MAN'S GRAVE. by Dooling, Richard
    Dooling, Richard
    WHITE MAN'S GRAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - a "fast-paced, scathingly funny black comedy" set in Sierra Leone in Africa where a Peace Corps volunteer has gone missing. Both his father and his best friend search for him and in doing so they encounter witches and witch-finders, bush devils, bad medicine, and even a bundle of rags that might have caused supernatural disturbances. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-374-289514.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder mark) Wraparound band over dust jacket present..

    Book ID: 61520
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  • ANCESTOR STONES. by Forna, Aminatta.
    Forna, Aminatta.
    ANCESTOR STONES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007). A novel which portrays the lives of five Sierra Leonean women. "AbieÑa young woman born and raised in Sierra Leone, who now lives in London with her Portuguese-Scottish husband and their childrenÑreceives a letter from her aunts informing her they're bequeathing her the family coffee plantation. When Abie returns, her aunts offer her another gift: their stories." 317 pp plus a reading guide. ISBN: 978-0802143211.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 69799
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  • AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot by Fyfe, Christopher
    Fyfe, Christopher
    AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of one of outstanding Africans of the nineteenth century - a medical doctor and officer in the British Army, geologist, botanist, and a pioneer thinker on race and development as well as a prolific author (notably "West African Countries and Peoples" written in 1868.) His life is portrayed against the political and economic background of West Africa in the period before "the fog of the colonial era" descended over black ambitions and achievements. Frontispiece portrait,map, footnotes, selected bibliography, index. xi, 169 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 79420
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  • FIRE. by Junger, Sebastian.
    Junger, Sebastian.
    FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on wildfire (including what went wrong at the Storm King Fire) and wars around the world (Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Kashmir) ; the second book by the author of "The Perfect Storm." SIGNED on title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-393-010465.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35085
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  • Junger, Sebastian.
    FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on wildfire (including what went wrong at the Storm King Fire) and wars around the world (Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Kashmir) ; the second book by the author of "The Perfect Storm." SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-393-010465.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47361
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  • FIRE. by Junger, Sebastian.
    Junger, Sebastian.
    FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on wildfire (including what went wrong at the Storm King Fire) and wars around the world (Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Kashmir) ; the second book by the author of "The Perfect Storm." 224 pp. ISBN: 0-393-010465.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54108
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  • SEEING WITH MUSIC: The Lives of Three Blind African Musicians. by Ottenberg, Simon
    Ottenberg, Simon
    SEEING WITH MUSIC: The Lives of Three Blind African Musicians.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Study of 3 blind Sierra Leone thumb piano musicians. Illustrated with black and white photographs. References, discography, index. ISBN: 0-295975253.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42662
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  • ROUGH CROSSINGS: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution. by Schama, Simon.
    Schama, Simon.
    ROUGH CROSSINGS: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2006.). Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. history. With powerfully vivid storytelling, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture at…

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    New York: Ecco Press, (2006.). Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. history. With powerfully vivid storytelling, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture at the war's end." xiv, 478 pp., plus an insert of 16 pp. of glossy plates, some in full color. ISBN: 0-06-053916X.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated broads with a half wrapper.

    Book ID: 56858
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  • AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line. by Stewart, Ian.
    Stewart, Ian.
    AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When armed rebels entered Freetown, the besieged capital of Sierra Leone, in 1999, journalist Ian Stewart and two of his colleagues were ambushed while driving down the street. One of them was killed and Stewart was shot in this head. Incredibly he survived and this book is his frank account of the extraordinary risks he and other journalists take when reporting the news from remote, war-ravaged countries. This book is both an inspiring personal story and an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of a war correspondent. Originally published in Canada under the title 'Freetown Ambush'. 310 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-3808.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30030
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