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THE IRON SNAKE.
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THE IRON SNAKE.

By Hardy, Ronald.

New York:: Putnam,, (1965). Near fine in very good dust jacket.. First US printing. The Story of the Uganda Railway. The line from Mombasa to Victoria Nyanza, 582 miles in length, is still the mainspring of Kenya's economic life. This books describes the men who planned it and built it, the dangers they encountered from wild beasts and savage tribes, and the politics of colonial expansion which were really behind it. Photographs, sources. 318 pp.

$24.50

THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.
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THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.

By St. John, Robert.

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday,, 1954.. Very good in a good only dust jacket(price-clipped, some chipping to ends of spine).. First printing. A "first hand report on the most explosive racial situation in the world" - one which traces the course of Afrikaner D. F. Malan's National Government in South Africa to its dictatorial powers. Includes interviews with liberal leaders, including Manilal Gandhi, Alan Paton, Luthuli, and young intellectuals. Index. 317 pp. Map endpapers.

$23.50

DON'T CRY! MY BABY, DON'T CRY!: Autobiography of an African Witch.

By Bannerman-Richter, Gabriel.

Elk Grove, CA:: Gabari Publishing, , (1984_. Very good (a few scattered pencil marks)in glossy illustrated wrappers. . First printing, a trade paperback. The second book in a three part series on witchcraft in Ghana, written from the perspective of an African, born in Nigeria to Ghanian parents, and raised in Ghana. Includes an interview with Ama Nisin. Bibliography. 174 pp.

$45.00

THE DAWN OF AFRICAN HISTORY.
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THE DAWN OF AFRICAN HISTORY.

By Oliver, Roland, editor.

London:: Oxford University Press,, 1961.. Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some toning to both the pages and the dj). First printing. From the introduction: "The history of Africa is a neglected subject, not only because the evidence is thin, but also because such a variety of skills is necessary to master what evidence there is. The unwritten lore of pre-colonial times has to be recovered from peoples speaking some six or seven hundred languages. Then there is the archaeological approach which requires as many skills as the historical." Includes essays on the Nile River valley, Carthage, the kingdom of Axum, the Arab conquests in the 7th and 11th centuries, the kingdoms of Sudan, Zimbabwe, and more. Maps, vii, 103 pp plus 8 plates on glossy paper.

$21.00

AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis.
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AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis.

By Lugan, Bernard.

New York:: Carnot USA Books,, 2003. Very near fine in glossy printed gray wrappers.. Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. ) A controversial work by this Moroccan born African scholar, one which focuses on "the failure of the West to take into account the continent's ethnic realities. . . . His book describes a seven-step process leading to a redesign of the borders inherited from the colonial era and a healthy recognition of the ethnic realities that are tearing Africa apart." SIGNED on the half title page and dated in Los Angeles in May 2003 - that is, before publication. Translated and adapted by Tom Clegg. Map, index, footnotes. 225 pp.

$34.50

AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa.
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AND NIGHT FELL: Memoirs of a Political Prisoner in South Africa.

By Pheto, Molefe.

London:: Allison & Busby,, (1983). Very good in a fine dust jacket (a clean, tight copy, but with rather severe toning to the pages). First printing. Memoir by a Soweto music teacher, active in the promotion of Black culture and in opposition to apartheid, of the 281 days he was held, without trial, as a political prisoner in South Africa (271 of these days in solitary confinement). 218 pp.

$24.50

GHANA: NKRUMAH'S LEGACY.
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GHANA: NKRUMAH'S LEGACY.

By Armah, Kwesi.

London:: Rex Collings,, 1974.. Very near fine in plain back card covers, in a near fine orange outer wrapper (some sunning to the spine of the dust jacket). First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a small hardcover printing. A look - by a Ghanian - both at Ghana's struggle for political and economic independence and an assessment of the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah. Bibliography. ix, 182 pp plus index.

$21.50

A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA.
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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA.

By Oliver, Roland & J. D. Fage

London:: Penguin,, (1962). Good only (rather severe toning to the pages, some scattered underlining). Paperback - 2nd printing A concise, one-volume history of Africa from earliest pre-history to the Pan African congresses. Maps, index. 280 pp. plus publisher's ads. A title in the Penguin African Library.

$11.00

THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.
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THROUGH MALAN'S AFRICA.

By St. John, Robert.

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday,, 1954.. Very good in very good dust jacket (some chipping to the ends of the spine of the dj.). Hardcover. A first hand look at the explosive racial situation in South Africa at the height of apartheid - and also a book that discusses the hope which can arise from the young liberal leaders - such as Manilal Gandhi, Alan Paton, Luthuli and others. Index. 317 pp. Map endpapers.

$18.50

ETHOPIANISM AND AFRO-AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 1883-1916.
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ETHOPIANISM AND AFRO-AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 1883-1916.

By Chirenje, J. Mutero

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, , 1987.. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. Deals with the rise of African independent churches in Southern Africa in the late 19th century and with the role that African Americans played in that rise. One of the most significant alliances was with Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and in addition, African students came to the US to study at black religious colleges and young African Americans were sent to Africa as missionaries. Several appendices, extensive bibliography, index. 231 pp.

$25.00