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  • LYRICS ALLEY. by Aboulela, Leila.
    Aboulela, Leila.
    LYRICS ALLEY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2010). First edition - Novel set in 1950s Sudan, as British rule is coming to an end, by this award winning author, the story of a powerful dynasty trying to reconcile the pull of tradition and the need to move forward in a rapidly changing country. 308 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64304
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  • ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity--and My Journey to Freedom in America. by Bok, Francis with Edward Tivnan.
    Bok, Francis with Edward Tivnan.
    ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity--and My Journey to Freedom in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. ... Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. ... After two failed attempts to flee--each bringing severe beatings and death threats--Francis finally escaped at age seventeen....[He] persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials who granted passage to America. Now a student and an antislavery activist, Francis Bok has…

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    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young children into a group. ... Francis and others were taken north into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. ... After two failed attempts to flee--each bringing severe beatings and death threats--Francis finally escaped at age seventeen....[He] persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials who granted passage to America. Now a student and an antislavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery." Map. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-312306237.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42607
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  • MANUTE: The Center of Two Worlds. by [Bol, Manute] Montville, Leigh.
    [Bol, Manute] Montville, Leigh.
    MANUTE: The Center of Two Worlds.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The biography of Manute Bol, at 7 ft, 7 inches, the tallest man ever to play basketball in the NBA - from his boyhood in a small tribal village in the south of Sudan, to the incredible changes in his life in the US - the story of a gentle giant from a country in terrible turmoil. Photographs, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-671-749285.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51850
    Keywords: basketball, nba, Sports, sudan
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  • Brodrick, Alan Houghton.
    MIRAGE OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Reprint. (First US printing.)

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1953 in the UK. In this book, the author travelled 'southwards from the Mediterranean coast to the sands, the heart of the Sahara, and beyond to the savannas of the Sudan and the fringes of the great forests' - to Niger, Libya and French Equatorial Africa. Illustrated with 33 photographs, mostly of art and architectural ruins. Index. 212 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-837151864.

    Condition: Fine in dark red cloth, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 38397
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  • A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800. by Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800.

    Edition: Revised edition - trade paperback.

    London: Longman, (1977). A classic work, a title in the Growth of African Civilisation Series, originally published in 1965. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Includes Notes on the sources, references, questions, a table of comparative dates, a subject index and guide to the chapters and index. xvi 318 pp. ISBN: 0-582603404.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 80374
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  • A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800. by Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    Davidson, Basil with F, K. Buah and J. F. A. Ajayi.
    A HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA 1000-1800.

    Edition: New and expanded edition - trade paperback.

    London: Longman, (1970). A classic work, a title in the Growth of African Civilisation Series, originally published in 1965. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Includes List of maps, notes on the sources, references, questions, a table of comparative dates, a subject index and guide to the chapters and index. xii 320 pp. ISBN: 0-582602432.

    Condition: Very good overall - some underlining on a few pages.

    Book ID: 80376
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  • THE WORLD AND AFRICA: An Inquiry into the Part which Africa Has Played in World History. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt.
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt.
    THE WORLD AND AFRICA: An Inquiry into the Part which Africa Has Played in World History.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Viking, (ca 1950, c. 1947). dj. Hardcover - A well-documented plea, backed by many little known facts, for a recognition of the important part played in history by Africa and for its dignity in a future world order. Map, index. xii, 276 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in a very good dust jacket (two closed tears to the front cover of the dj - the dust jacket has original price of $3.00, but reference to Du Bois in 1950 and a Liberty Book Club coupon on rear flap.) A very attractive copy of an important work by one of most important African American writers and activists of the early 20th century.

    Book ID: 39238
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  • VALLEY OF BONES. by Gruber, Michael.
    Gruber, Michael.
    VALLEY OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, featuring Afro-Cuban Miami homicide detective Jimmy Paz, an international thriller, and an exploration of faith, with settings ranging from Florida to the Blue Ridge Mountains to Sudan. SIGNED on the title page and dated 25 Jan 05, in the year of publication. 436 pp. ISBN: 0-060577665.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66444
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  • THE TRANSLATOR: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur. by Hari, Daoud (as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna.)
    Hari, Daoud (as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna.)
    THE TRANSLATOR: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Hari, a Zagewa tribesman, grew up in the Darfur region of Sudan. After fleeing from his home, his family decimated and dispersed, among thousands of others villagers attacked by Sudanese-government backed militia groups, he used his high school English to eventually become the translator and guide in Darfur for journalists for The New York Times, NBC, and the BBC. He risked his life over and over again to ensure that the story of his people was told. Appendix. xii, 204 pp. ISBN: 9781400067442.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45189
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  • SENEGAL TAXI. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    SENEGAL TAXI.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013.). SIGNED first edition - "Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression and injustice, Herrera turns to stories of genocide and hope in Sudan. 'Senegal Taxi' offers the voices of three children escaping the horrors of war in Africa. Unflinching in its honesty, brutality, and beauty, the collection fiercely addresses conflict and childhood." SIGNED and dated on the half title page by this US Poet Laureate. Illustrated by Herrera. 95 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530151.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69459
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  • AFRICAN CALLIOPE: A Journey to the Sudan. by Hoagland, Edward.
    Hoagland, Edward.
    AFRICAN CALLIOPE: A Journey to the Sudan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An entertaining - but also perceptive - account of two visits to the south of Sudan and Khartoum in 1976 and 1977. Maps. Includes dust jacket praise from Edward Abbey, among others. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-394-504186.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark, short closed tear to bottom edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 40796
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  • GRANTA 60, Winter 1997: UNBELIEVABLE. by Jack, Ian, editor. Aimee Bender, signed. .
    Jack, Ian, editor. Aimee Bender, signed. .
    GRANTA 60, Winter 1997: UNBELIEVABLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, 1997. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. SIGNED by Aimee Bender at her story 'Loser." Also includes contributions from Ariel Dorfman, Clive Sinclair, a photographic essay on the Nuba people of Sudan and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Notes on contributors. 256 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (some wear to the covers, creasing to first page)

    Book ID: 60361
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  • THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO. by Johnston, H. A. S
    Johnston, H. A. S
    THE FULANI EMPIRE OF SOKOTO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The Fulani Empire was the last of the 5 great empires that rose and fell in the Sudan between the 8th and 20th century. A title in The West African History series. Illustrated with photographs. Includes 6 maps, 5 folding. Several appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. xvi, 312 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 79559
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57616
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1995. Map., 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58804
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  • AN EXPENSIVE EDUCATION. by McDonell, Nick.
    McDonell, Nick.
    AN EXPENSIVE EDUCATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A 25 year old Harvard graduate, a scholar-athlete from an upperclass family who is recruited by his godfather to work for a US intelligence agency. On an undercover mission to the Sudan, he is in a village as it is decimated by a missile attack. ISBN: 9780802118936.

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

    Book ID: 55667
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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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  • Warburg, Gabriel R.
    HISTORICAL DISCORD IN THE NILE VALLEY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Evanston: Northwestern University Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 'Focuses on the conflicting interpretations by Egyptian, Sudanese, and European writers of the history of the Nile Valley during four periods: Egypt's rule in the Sudan 1821-85, the Mahdist state 1885-98, the struggle for independence 1952-55, and finally the Sudan's civil war between the dominant Muslin North and the non-Muslin South since 1955. The sources are primarily Egyptian and Sudanese.' A title in the 'Series in Islam and Society in Africa'; photographs, maps, bibliography, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-810110571.

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

    Book ID: 28357
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