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Fiction and Poetry

Africana:Fiction and Poetry

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Contemporary Literature in Ghana 1911-1978: a Critical Evaluation, Angmor, Charles
1 Angmor, Charles Contemporary Literature in Ghana 1911-1978: a Critical Evaluation
No defects. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Reprint of a work originally published in 1996. Scarce. . Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 239 pages. C5 Accra. Accra Woeti Publishing Services 2001 Reprint Softcover Fine 30243 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Petis Contes Negres Pour Les Enfants Des Blancs, Cebdrars, Blaise
2 Cebdrars, Blaise Petis Contes Negres Pour Les Enfants Des Blancs
Small high-quality trade paperback, printed on coated paper. Illustrated card covers with small crease to corner of front cover, no other defects. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . This is a beautiful book with spectacular brilliant full-color illustrations; originally published in 1921, in nearly perfect condition. Contents are in French. . Trade PB. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 112 pages. S6 Gallimard 1995 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 27339 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Oral and Beyond:   Doing Things with Words in Africa, Finnegan, Ruth
3 Finnegan, Ruth The Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa
No defects. Book is As New. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 320 pages. D3 University of Chicago Press 2007 0226249727 / 9780226249728 1st Edition Paperback As New 30326 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Tsotsi  A novel, Fugard, Athol
4 Fugard, Athol Tsotsi A novel
Book has no defects; appears unread. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is rubbed with two faint corner creases to jacket flaps, now protected with fresh mylar sleeve. . First American edition stated and number line beginning at 2, as is standard for Random House first printings. A nice copy of the first printing of the First American Edition of Fugard's classic. Movie tie-in of the same name won an Oscar for best foreign film. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 167 pages. A3 Random House 1980 1st American Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 31385 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Lying Days, Gordimer, Nadine
5 Gordimer, Nadine Lying Days
Jacket has a small tear, light rubbing to panels and edges with light wear to the latter, light soil to back panel. Front panel and spine are bright and attractive, now protected by fresh mylar cover. Book has tiny tear to foot of spine, no other defects, stated first printing. Jacket price is $3.95.. Gordimer's second book and first novel. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. K1 Simon & Schuster 1953 9997411722 1st American Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 23345 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Breytie Book (Die Breytie Boek)  A Collection of Articles on South African Theatre Dedicated to P. P. B. Breytenbach, Hauptfleisch, Temple, Ed.
6 Hauptfleisch, Temple, Ed. The Breytie Book (Die Breytie Boek) A Collection of Articles on South African Theatre Dedicated to P. P. B. Breytenbach
Book is in beautiful condition save for minor bumps to cover edges. Bound in leather: quarter-bound with violet leather spine and corners with purple suede-covered boards -- truly a kingly tribute. Contents are Fine. Printed on coated paper. . P. P. B. Breytenbach was the first director of the first state supported theatre in South Africa: the National Theatre Organisation (NTO). NTO was a bilingual (Afrikaans and English) organisation, now the national theater and named for Breytenbach. This book is filled with articles about South African theatre and Breytenbach himself, in Afrikaans and English. Also includes a chronology and reading list. Published in a limited edition of 500, this is #119.. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 188 pages. F6 Limelight Press 1985 0620085576 / 9780620085571 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 25354 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Our Sun Will Rise  Poems for South Africa, House, Amelia & Selma Waldman (Illus. )
7 House, Amelia & Selma Waldman (Illus. ) Our Sun Will Rise Poems for South Africa
No defects. Book is Fine, As new. . Poems for and from South Africa, beautifully illustrated with drawings by Selma Waldman. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a friend, thanking her for her support. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 72 pages. Signed by Author. K3 Three Continents Press 1988 1st Edition Paperback Fine 30857 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Son-Jara:  The Mande Epic : Mandekan/English Edition With Notes and Commentary, Johnson, John William & Fa-Digi Sisoko & Charles S. Bird
8 Johnson, John William & Fa-Digi Sisoko & Charles S. Bird Son-Jara: The Mande Epic : Mandekan/English Edition With Notes and Commentary
Book is brand new, unused, no defects, dust jacket is protected with original publisher's shrinkwrap. . African Epic Series Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. K6 Indiana University Press 2003 1st Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket 30802 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Le Panegyrique Mbiimbi:   Etude d'un genre litteraire poetique oral yaka (Republique Democratique du Congo) (CNWS publications), Joseph, N'soko Swa-Kabamba
9 Joseph, N'soko Swa-Kabamba Le Panegyrique Mbiimbi: Etude d'un genre litteraire poetique oral yaka (Republique Democratique du Congo) (CNWS publications)
Book has scattered light pencil marks in margins, mostly checkmarks or question marks. Binding is tight, pages are clean, spine is uncreased. . Contents are in French. . Trade PB. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 336 pages. H2 Research School CNWS, School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies 1997 9073782910 / 9789073782914 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 25866 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Boga the Elephant, Kos (Baroness Dombrowski)
10 Kos (Baroness Dombrowski) Boga the Elephant
For an 80-year-old children's book, this one is in excellent condition, with a slight corner bump to front cover, minor soil to back cover, sunning and rubbing to extremities of spine. Contents are excellent, with bookplate of former owner on front pastedown and first endpaper. A few instances of barely visible smudges to pages. No dust jacket. . Story of Boga the baby elephant. Illustrated with b/w drawings and eight wonderful full-page plates. A solid copy of the first edition. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 96 pages. U5 MacMillan 1928 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 28135 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, Laurence, Margaret
11 Laurence, Margaret Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists
Dust jacket is rubbed, long scuff, soiled with light edgewear, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Eleven selections from Nigerian Drama and Novels. Represented are Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, John Pepper Clark, and eight others. A nice copy of the first edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 209 pages. S6 NY. NY Frederick A. Praeger 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 27380 
Price: 20.00 USD
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It Is No More a Cry Namibian Poetry in Exile, Melber, Henning, Ed.
12 Melber, Henning, Ed. It Is No More a Cry Namibian Poetry in Exile
No defects. Book is as new. . Poems by Namibian Poets in Exile. Includes a fold-out map of Namibia. A beautiful copy. . Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 60 pages. H5 Basler Afrika Bibliographien 1982 1st Edition Softcover As New with no dust jacket 26008 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Entretailles: Precede de Fulgurances d'une Lezarde, Mudimbe, V. Y.
13 Mudimbe, V. Y. Entretailles: Precede de Fulgurances d'une Lezarde
Page ends lightly spotted, glossy paper covers slightly rubbed, no other defects. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . A book of poetry, text is in French. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 79 pages. K2 Paris. Paris Librairie Saint-Germain-des-Pres 1973 Softcover Very Good+ 30211 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton, A
14 Paton, A Cry, the Beloved Country
Spine of dust jacket is slightly sunned, no other defects, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Book spine is slightly rubbed at extremities, no other defects, appears unread. . Handsome book club edition of a classic. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 304 pages. T5 Scribner 1977 Book Club Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 31150 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Post, Laurens Van der Flamingo Feather: a Story of Africa
Bound in red cloth with bright gilt titles and decoration to spine. Covers are a little rubbed at extremities, page ends are slightly spotted. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . This is the true first edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author on title page. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 320 pages. Signed by Author. B6 The Hogarth Press Ltd 1955 0701202378 / 9780701202378 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 28698 
Price: 40.00 USD
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African Trio: Talatala, Tropic Moon, Aboard the Aquitaine, Simenon, Georges
16 Simenon, Georges African Trio: Talatala, Tropic Moon, Aboard the Aquitaine
Dust jacket is a little creased at extremities of spine, no other defects, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Spine is unfaded. Top half of book's spine is slightly concave, slightly spotted on page ends. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Three novelettes set in Africa. A nice copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 325 pages. B1 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1979 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 28502 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Smith, Alexander McCall
17 Smith, Alexander McCall The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
No defects, a fine, unread copy. . SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. A perfect collectible copy of author's first book in a wonderful series. Gift quality. . Book 1 Series. Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 235 pages. Signed by Author. L2 Anchor 2002 11th Printing Softcover As New with no dust jacket 30494 
Price: 16.50 USD
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