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  • TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America. by Bolden, Tonya.
    Bolden, Tonya.
    TELL ALL THE CHILDREN OUR STORY: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This scrapbook "brings to light how black children have worked and played, suffered and rejoiced" from the slave trade which brought them from Africa, through the years of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights era. Presented in the form of a scrapbook, illustrated with vintage photographs. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "To --- pass it on" and dated in 2002. Notes, bibliography, index. Large square format 116 pp. ISBN: 0-810944960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54511
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  • Burton, Hester.
    TO RAVENSRIGG.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young English girl whose search for her real father's identity leads her to Liverpool and its slave trade in the 1780's, when the abolitionists were seeking to outlaw it.

    Condition: Ex-library, but a relatively clean tight copy in a dustjacket with a small spine label, and laminated to protect it.

    Book ID: 13768
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  • THE VICEROY OF OUIDAH. by Chatwin, Bruce
    Chatwin, Bruce
    THE VICEROY OF OUIDAH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life and adventures of the white Brazilian slave-trader Francisco Feliz da Sousa in 19th century kingdom of Dahomey in West Africa (the names have been changed, since this is "a work of the imagination." Preface by Chatwin. 155 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-671-412531.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (faint remainder mark, light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 56152
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987.). Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Cover praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Maps. 493 pp. ISBN: 0-345-353064.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, but no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49993
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (inconspicuous remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26637
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  • THE CHILDREN OF SEGU. by Conde, Maryse.
    Conde, Maryse.
    THE CHILDREN OF SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her highly praised epic novel 'Segu' this is set in the mid-19th century in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the domination of Islam over the African fetishist religion of the Bambara, and in Jamaica. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, John Williams and others. Maps, family trees, and map endpapers. Notes. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-670829811.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 65865
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  • THE DILIGENT: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade. by Harms, Robert.
    Harms, Robert.
    THE DILIGENT: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus Group), 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket flap: ' Drawing upon the recently discovered private journal of First Lt. Robert Durand, recreates the macabre journey of a French slave ship and interweaves it with the dramas of its slave route. The result is a detailed look at the voyage of a single slave ship that also sheds new light on the collaborative nature of the slave trade and how it shaped morality, politics and economics on three continents.' 'The Diligent' began her journey in Brittany in 1831, traveled along the African coast, and then to Martinque where the slaves were delivered for working on the sugar plantations. Recipient of an award…

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    New York: Basic Books (Perseus Group), 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket flap: ' Drawing upon the recently discovered private journal of First Lt. Robert Durand, recreates the macabre journey of a French slave ship and interweaves it with the dramas of its slave route. The result is a detailed look at the voyage of a single slave ship that also sheds new light on the collaborative nature of the slave trade and how it shaped morality, politics and economics on three continents.' 'The Diligent' began her journey in Brittany in 1831, traveled along the African coast, and then to Martinque where the slaves were delivered for working on the sugar plantations. Recipient of an award from the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project for nonfiction writing. Illustrations, Appendices, Notes, Index. 466pp. . ISBN: 0-465-028713.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new, remainder line.)

    Book ID: 25310
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  • MIDDLE PASSAGE. by Johnson, Charles.
    Johnson, Charles.
    MIDDLE PASSAGE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A novel which is both an adventure at sea, and a probing look at the American slave trade, winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-689119682.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69445
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  • Phillips, Caryl,
    THE ATLANTIC SOUND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author Caryl Phillips explores three cities which were the points of the triangle forming the trans-Atlantic slave trade: Liverpool, constructed on the slave trade, now denying its past; the Ghanaian city of Elmina, site of an important slave embarkation fort in Africa; and Charleston, South Carolina, known as the entry point to America where one-third of black slaves were bought and sold. In this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people, Phillips interweaves his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. Born in St Kitts, Phillips was brought up in Leeds, England, educated in Oxford, and now lives in New York. ISBN: 0-375-401105.

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

    Book ID: 29458
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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 fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 73793
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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1992. First edition - Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 630 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated cream wrappers - a tight, apparently unread copy.

    Book ID: 55651
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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Norton, (1993). Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 630 pp. ISBN: 0-393-311147.

    Condition: Near fine

    Book ID: 61166
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  • SACRED HUNGER. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    SACRED HUNGER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel, co-winner of the Booker Award (with Ondaatje's English Patient.), a book which explores one of history's greatest tragedy - the inhumanity of the slave trade. Beginning in 1752 Liverpool, this is the story of a slaving ship, of mutineers and African captives who establish a secret community in Florida, of hope and greed and a desire to start over again. An incredible achievement. 629 pp. ISBN: 0-385-265301.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64273
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