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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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  • AFRICAN FOLK MEDICINE: Practices and Beliefs of the Bambara and Other Peoples. by Imperato, Pascal James.
    Imperato, Pascal James.
    AFRICAN FOLK MEDICINE: Practices and Beliefs of the Bambara and Other Peoples.

    Edition: First edition.

    Baltimore: York Press, Inc. (1977). Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the traditional medical beliefs and practices of various African peoples - especially the Bambara, one of the largest groups in the West African savannah, and of the Malinke, who live west of the Bambara and whose beliefs are very similar, by a physician who spent several years in Africa, including five among the Mali. In addition to the author's first hand experience, this is based on studies from early in the 20th century to the date of publication. Among the chapters are those on folk medicine among the rural Bambara and the urban Bambara and in Timbuctoo, childhood diseases, mental illness, communicable disease and more. Illustrated with…

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    Baltimore: York Press, Inc. (1977). Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the traditional medical beliefs and practices of various African peoples - especially the Bambara, one of the largest groups in the West African savannah, and of the Malinke, who live west of the Bambara and whose beliefs are very similar, by a physician who spent several years in Africa, including five among the Mali. In addition to the author's first hand experience, this is based on studies from early in the 20th century to the date of publication. Among the chapters are those on folk medicine among the rural Bambara and the urban Bambara and in Timbuctoo, childhood diseases, mental illness, communicable disease and more. Illustrated with photographs. References at the end of each chapter. Glossary and index. xviii, 251 pp. ISBN: 0-912752084.

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    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth with black and red lettering (previous owner's stamp).

    Book ID: 80801
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  • Robinson, Adjai (illustrated by Carol Byard).
    THREE AFRICAN TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - These three tales come from East and West Africa. THE HUNTER'S DILEMMA, which celebrates the rivalry between Zoongu the hunter and Teelay the trapper, is from Sierra Leone. Clever Kelfala tries to make the beautiful Wambuna talk with his cunning tricks in KELFALA'S SECRET SOMETHING from the Kikuyys in Kenya. In the last tale from Sierra Leone, THE KING'S RIVAL, young Durosimi challenges wicked King Tonko, a great wrestler. Adjai Robinsin is a native of Sierra Leone. Carole Byard is a painter and illustrator who has travelled through East and West Africa. Here she contributes charcoal drawings. ISBN: 0-399-206566.

    Condition: Ex-library with usual markings, in an illustrated library binding, but in a good unmarked dj.

    Book ID: 19027
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  • Tutuola, Amos
    THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Grove Press, (1982.). A novel originally published in 1953, perhaps the best known work by this important Nigerian writer. Cover praise from Dylan Thomas who called it a 'brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching story.' 130 pp. ISBN: 0-394-172353.

    Condition: Good only (prev owner's name, toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 42852
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  • Tutuola, Amos
    THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1963.). A novel originally published in 1953, perhaps the best known work by this important Nigerian writer. Dylan Thomas referred to this as a 'brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching story.' 125 pp. ISBN: 0-394-172353.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, small peeled spot on front cover from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 64987
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