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  • THE IROKO-MAN: A Yoruba Folktale. by Gershator, Phillis (retold by); Illustrated by Holly C. Kim.
    Gershator, Phillis (retold by); Illustrated by Holly C. Kim.
    THE IROKO-MAN: A Yoruba Folktale.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of the story 'Oluronbi' in "Yoruba Legends" by M. I. Ogumefu, published in 1929 - a story which echoes that of Rumpelstiltskin. Colorfully illustrated with acrylic and collage paintings by Holly C. Kim (her first children's book.) Large format, unpaginated. Reinforced binding. ISBN: 0-531086607.

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

    Book ID: 41875
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  • CLOTH THAT DOES NOT DIE: The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life. by Renne, Elisha P
    Renne, Elisha P
    CLOTH THAT DOES NOT DIE: The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The use and production of cloth in Bunu (Yoruba) society in central Nigeria from 1900 to the present, and the traditions associated with that cloth. The title refers to a Yoruba saying that 'Cloth only wears, it does not die." Illustrated with 8 full color photographic plates and many black and white photographs, as well as figures and maps. . Notes, glossary, bibliography, index. 269 p. ISBN: 0-295-973927.

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

    Book ID: 47217
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  • AKE, THE YEARS OF CHILDHOOD by Soyinka, Wole
    Soyinka, Wole
    AKE, THE YEARS OF CHILDHOOD

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Random House, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of his childhood years (from roughly 1934-1944) in a sprawling parsonage compound in a small Yoruba town in Western Nigeria by the Nobel prize winning playwright, novelist and poet. 230 pp. Review laid in. ISBN: 0-394-528077.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42764
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  • MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS. by Tutuola, Amos (1920-1997)
    Tutuola, Amos (1920-1997)
    MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1964). The second novel by this Nigerian author, who based his books on Yoruba folktales and traditions. First published in 1954, this tells the story of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a wild and grotesque African forest, where he is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs. With a foreword by Geoffrey Parrinder. 174 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name - that of the poet Elizabeth La Place [Harrod] on the first page).

    Book ID: 78953
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