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History - Africa

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History - Africa

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1 Allen, Charles (introduction by Anthony Kirk-Greene) TALES FROM THE DARK CONTINENT
London Futura Books 1985 0708819303 / 9780708819302 Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good 
(xix) 200 pp. Edge and corner wear with faint creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. This collection contains: Running Up the Flags; White Man's Burden White Man's Grave; To Africa; Taking Up the Ropes; Keepers of the King's Peace; Going to Bush; Men with Sand in their Hair; The DO's Wife and the Governor's Lady; Winds of Change; and The Flags Come Down. 
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2 Crawford, D. THINKING BLACK - 22 Years Without a Break in the Long Grass of Central Africa
New York George H. Doran 1913 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xvi) 485 pp. followed by 18 pages of index. Orange boards decorated in black on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and pasted-in colour plates. Chipping at the corners of the dustjacket; there is a six-inch tear in the backing for the frontis; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Part One: First Fears Justified; First Things First; Far, Yet Not Farthest, In; Our African Apprenticeship; Boring In Farther; Eastward Ho; Own Up and Pay Up; Dark Doings in Luvaleland; The Desert Journey. Part Two: Farthest, but Shut, In; Vice Versa; Shut In but Almost Out; BlackSuffragettes; Thus Far and No Farther; Red Sunsets. Part Three: Nemesis Daughter of Night; Our Eastern Exodus; Boring Out East; Kavanga: The Gates of the Morning; Great White Lake; A Page of History; Black Man = Black Manners; The Year of Love: An Epilogue; and L'Envoi; followed by an index. 
Price: 82.45 CDN
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3 Fahs, Sophia Lyon UGANDA'S MAN OF WORK - A Story of Alexander M. Mackay
New York Young People's Missionary Movement 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
(vii) 289 pp. Green boards with white lettering and a white illustration on the front panel; illustrated with black and white plates and a map. Light wear at the corners with some fading on the spine; no dustjacket, as issued; minor darkening in the endpapers. Fourteen black and white plates, and a map, all present and accounted for. The Contents are: Pronunciation of Uganda Words; A Newpaper Man's - Henry Morton Stanley - Interview with a Black King; What Happened After the News Was Read; Jungle Roads, Ox-Carts and Fly Bites; Two Receptions at the Royal Palace; White Men and Black Men Become Acquainted; The King and the Wizard; The Two-Faced Mutesa and the Mohammedans; The New Teaching Makes New Men; Mackay's Queer New Name; Three Boy Heroes and One Boy Tyrant; Sturdy Black Christians with Nerve; The White Man of Work Lays Down His Tools; and Postlude - Did It Pay? - followed by an index. 
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4 Frame, Hugh R. GET THROUGH OR DIE - David Livingstone
New York Friendship Press 1943 First U.S. Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Ephemera 8vo 
23 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial paper covers. Eagle Books 23. Edge and corner wear with a bit of a crease on the front cover and a tear in the back cover; no interior markings. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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5 Frame, Hugh R. ROLL ON WAGON WHEELS - Robert Moffat of South Africa
New York Friendship Press 1943 First U.S. Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
21 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial paper covers. Eagle Books 2. Edge and corner wear; no interior markings. 
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6 Gallmann, Kuki AFRICAN NIGHTS
London Penguin Books 1995 0140238468 / 9780140238464 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 12mo 
142 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Full Moon Island; Emanuele's Chameleons; The Brigadier's Cheetah; A Maasai Woman; Mwtua; The Bull Shark of Vuma; Langat; The Story of Nungu Nungu; The Tale of Two Bushbabies; The Pendulum; A Bed Like a Vessel; The Rhino that Ran Fast Enough; Fifty Guineas' Pike; The Cobra Who Came from the Dark; Elephant Ballad; Aidan's Return; Upon the Wings of the Wind; The Ring and the Lake; The Rain Stick; Birthday in Turkana; and The Magic Cove. 
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7 Hyland, Paul THE BLACK HEART - A Voyage into Central Africa
London Victor Gollancz 1988 0575036877 / 9780575036871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
288 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: PART ONE: TO THE POOL: The Mouth; Black Gold; The Seat of Government; City of Rocks; The Haunted Path. PART TWO: TO THE FALLS: Journeying Deep; A Muddy Hole; A Moveable Equator; The Great Bend; The Inner Station. PART THREE: TO THE GREAT WHITE WATER: Low-Level History; A Most Malarious Marsh; Exodus; Konga Vantu; and Black Thoughts; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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8 Ingham, Kenneth A HISTORY OF EAST AFRICA
London Longmans Green and Co. 1965 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
462 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped. Illustratrated with black and white plates, line drawings, and maps. The Chapters are: Early History; Arab Traders and the Tribes of the Interior; The Awakening of European Interest; East Africa and International Diplomacy; The European Conquest of East Africa; The Foundation of Systematic Administration; East Africa at War; Politics and Administration 1919 - 1939; The Economic Pendulum; The Second World War and the Years of Plenty; Constitutional Development and the Emergence of African Nationalism; followed by a select bibliography and an index. 
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9 Klitgaard, Robert TROPICAL GANGSTERS - One Man's Experience with Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa
New York Basic Books - Harper Collins 1990 0465087582 / 9780465087587 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 281 pp. Quarter-bound in gray cloth on black boards; lettered in copper on the spine; headband; illustrated with maps. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Giving and Receiving; A Passage to Guinea; Witch Doctors; Us versus Them; Beginning to Move; Technical Assiatance; Rehabilitation; and Dissolution; followed by an index. 
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10 Le May, G. H. L. BLACK AND WHITE IN SOUTH AFRICA - The Politics of Survival
London Macdonald and Company 1971 0356037193 / 9780356037196 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
128 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs and maps. The cover features The Zulus Struggle for Survival at Isandhiwana 1879. The Chapters are: Slaves and Frontiers; The Growth of Afrikaner Nationalism; The Status of the Afrikaner; The Genesis of Afrikaner Supremacy; Apartheid and the Congress Movement; The Appeal of Apartheid; Republicanism Regained; and Conclusion. 
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11 Legum, Colin; Legum, Margaret THE BITTER CHOICE: Eight South Africans' Resistance to Tyranny
Cleveland Excalibur Books - World Publishing 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo Eric Carle; 
207 pp. Beige cloth with a gilt pictorial on the front panel; decorated in gilt on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some chipping along the upper edge, front and back; price clipped; no interior markings. Dj art by Eric Carle. The Chapters are: The Oppressors and the Oppressed; South Africa's Dilemma; Alan Paton: Author of Liberal Protest; Albert Lutuli: Zulu Chief - Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Nelson Mandela: The Black Pimpernel; Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: Scholar and Rebel; C. F. Beyers Naude: Christian Witness; Nana Sita: Gandhi's Disciple; Dennis Brutus: Poet and Sportsman; Michael Scott: International Mediator; and The Bitter Choice; followed by a chronology and an index. 
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12 MacNair, James I. (introduction by Hubert F. Wilson) LIVINGSTONE THE LIBERATOR - A Study of a Dynamic Personality
Glasgow, Scotland The David Livingstone Trust 1976 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 16mo Annie MacNair; 
382 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art by Annie MacNair. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. The Chapters are: Africa in Livingstone's Day; Boy and Student; A Brave New World; The Missionary; A Conflict of Loyalties; The Explorer; Fame; The Consul; The Second Visit Home; The Martyr; and The Last Journey; followed by appendices and an index. 
Price: 19.75 CDN
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13 Majdalany, Fred STATE OF EMERGENCY - The Full Story of Mau Mau
London Longmans Canada - A Windjammer Book 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xvi) 239 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: PART ONE: A TRAGEDY OF CIRCUMSTANCE AND EVOLUTION: The Land; Birth of a Country; Adolescence of a Country; Attitudes; Rebirth of a Tribe; Nationalist without a Nation; Storm Clouds; The Plan; and Collision Course. PART TWO: A KIND OF WAR: An Expressionless Stare; Murder at Suppertime; Jolly Them All Along; Massacre at Lari; The Tide Turns; The Forest; Peace Talks Fail; and The Decisive Stoke; followed by an epilogue, a note on sources and an index. 
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14 Meiring, Piet (foreword by S. G. J. van Niekerk) KRUGER PARK SAGA
South Africa PMP 1976 0620020180 / 9780620020183 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo T. O. Honiball; Chris Ebersohn; 
228 pp. Brown cloth lettered in black on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some fading on the spine; no interior markings. Dj and interior line drawings by T. O. Honiball and Chris Ebersohn. The Chapters are: War and Peace; 500 Elephants on One Slate; All the Heart May Covet; Poachers and Biltong Hunters; Wolhuter and the Lion; The Great Encounter; Lions at Night; Was the Boer the Culprit; The Great Conservationist; The Last of the Old Timers; Tame People in the Wilds; Behind the Scenes; Water Flows in Paradise; A Fence for the Game; The Hand of Man; Where Has the Game Gone; Managing the Works; How the Game is Counted; Why a Canning Factory; The Loneliest Animal; Return of the Rhino; The Veteran Game Ranger; Facing Death Daily; The War on the Border; A Bell for the Baboons; All in a Day's Work; The Ranger's Best Friend; The Woman in the Wilds; As it Was in the Beginning; Fire in the Park; A Rhino's Revenge; The Eccentric Elephant; The Veld Hospital; Harlequin Harry; The Pub in the Park; The Heroism of the Black Rangers; A Fight to the Death; Animals Will Fight; My Favourite Camp; Fair Feathered Friends; and Home is the Hunter. 
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15 Neubert, Otto TUTANKHAMUN - and the Valley of the Kings
London Mayflower Books 1972 0583121411 / 9780583121415 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
235 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. Otto Neubert was one of few survivors of the accorsed opening of the tomb - this is his first hand account and includes the story of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun at the height of Egypt's civilisation. The Chapters are: Egypt is the Nile; Seven Thousand Years Ago; Pyramids and Mummies; Sanctuaries Thieves and Harem Nights; Slave Work or Die; Gods Idols Demons; Nefertiti; The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb; Tutankhamun's Curse; and The God Sails to the Kingdom of Death. 
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16 Oliver, Roland; Fage, J. D. A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA
Middlesex, England Penguin Books 1970 0140410023 / 9780140410020 Third Edition Paperback Very Good 
297 pp. Revised edition. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the upper left of the back cover and minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with maps. The Contents are: The Hunters; The Farmers; The Townsmen; The Sudanic Civilization; Mediterranean Civilization in Northern and Western Africa; The Arab Empire in Africa; Northern and Western Africa During the Great Age of Islam; North-East and East Africa in Medieval and Early Modern Times; The States of Guinea; The Era of Firearms and the Slave Trade - North and West Africa; The Era of Firearms and the Slave Trade - From the Congo to the Zambezi; The Turn of the Tide in Europe; The Nineteenth Century: North and West Africa; Southern Africa; East and North-East Africa; The European Scramble for African Colonies; The Colonial Period: First Phase; Second Phase; Third Phase - Economic Development and Welfare; and Independent Africa; followed by an index. 
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17 Quirke, Stephen THE CULT OF RA - Sun Worship in Ancient Egypt
New York Thames and Hudson 2001 0500051070 / 9780500051078 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
184 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; yellow endpapers; headband. 97 black and white illustrations. The dustjacket features a detail of a wall painting of Ra Horakhty in the vestibule of the antechamber of Nefertari's tomb in the Valley of the Queens at Thebes. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Cosmic Kingship - the Bronze Age as the Age of Ra; The Mythology of Ra; The Sun Cult and the Measurement of Time; Iunu - Lost City of Ra Atum; Solar Spires - Pyramids and Obelisks; and The Exclusive Son - Akhenaten; followed by an epilogue; a bibliography; sources of illustrations; and an index. 
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18 Rix, M. Bright MARY AND THE BLACK WARRIORS - Mary Slessor of Africa
New York Friendship Press 1943 First U.S. Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
19 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial paper covers. Eagle Books 15. Edge and corner wear; no interior markings. 
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19 Segal, Ronald AFRICAN PROFILES
Middlesex, England Penguin Books 1962 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
352 pp. Penguin Book AP1 - Penguin African Series. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and a short crease on the upper left of the back cover; not store stamped. Illustrated with a map. The Chapters are: The Colours of Collision: The Republic of South Africa: Hendrik Verwoerd; Sir de Villiers Graaff; Harry Oppenheimer; Peter Brown; Albert Lutuli; Robert Sobukwe. An International Trust: South West Africa: Hosea Katako. Fleas in the Queen's Blanket: The High Commission Territories: Ntsu Mokhehle; Bereng Seeiso; Seretse Khama; Kgaleman Motsete; Sobhuza II; John Nquku; Ambrose Swane. Begging is Forbidden: Portuguese Africa: Holden Roberto; Ilidio Machado; Dr Antonio Neto; Mario Pinto de Andrade; Monseigneur Sebastiao de Resende. A Limited Company: The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Sir Roy Welensky; Sir Edgar Whitehead; Joshua Nkomo; Dr Hastings Banda; Kenneth Kaunda. An Association of Nationalisms: East Africa: Jomo Kenyatta; Julius Nyerere; Rashidi Kawawa; Kabaka of Buganda; Benedicto Kiwanuka; Sheikh Ali Muhsin. Africa's Islamic Horn: Haji Mohamed Hussein; Abdullahi Issa; Aden Abdullah Osman. The Palace Politics of Ethiopia: Emperor Haile Selassie I; The Crown Prince; Hapte Wolde Aklilou. Dark Conspiracies in the Sudan: Ismail el Azhari; Abdullah Khalil; General Ibrahim Abboud. The Calamity of the Congo: Joseph Kasavubu; Moise Tshombe; Cyrille Adoula; Antoine Gizenga. The Equatorial Quartet: Leon M'ba; David Dacko; Francois Tombalbaye; Abbe Fulbert Youlou. The Test of Cameroun: Ahmadou Ahidjo; John Foncha. The Four Faces of Nigerian Nationalism: Dr Benjamin Asikiwe; Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; Obafemi Awolowo. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana. Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast. The Missing Link of Upper Volta: Maurice Yameogo. A Family Affair: Tubman's Liberia. Sekou Toure and the Guinean Experiment. An African Presence: Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal. The Moroccan Monarchy: Hassan II. From Reform to Revolution in Algeria: Ferhat Abbas; Youssef Ben Khedda. The Politics of Compromise: Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia. The Desert Kingdom of Libya: Indris I. And The Socialist Pharaoh: Gamal Abdel Nasser; followed by an index. 
Price: 20.85 CDN
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20 Stokes, Olivia Pearl (edited by Louise Crane) WHY THE SPIDER LIVES IN CORNERS - African Facts and Fun
New York Friendship Press 1971 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Allan Eitzen; 
95 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Allan Eitzen. This collection contains: Nkosi Sikelele - A Prayer for Africa; Facts About Five Countries; Ghana: The Flag; Meet Ama Dako; Things to Know About Ghana; Che Che Kole - The Singing Game; Why Ananse Lives in the Corners of Houses. Liberia: The Flag; Meet Bruce Brooks; Black Americans Who Went Back to Africa; Proverbs of Liberia; Toad Snail and Hornbill; Sing a Song from Liberia. Congo: The Flag; Meet Antoinette Mutombo; More to Know About the Congo; Matching Feet - A Game from Congo; Two Robbers - A Legend. Uganda: The Flag; Meet Joshua Ochola; The Village Church; Animals in the Game Park; Mrs Leopard Mrs Goat and Their Friends. And Zambia: The Flag; Meet Peter Chimba; Kenneth Kaunda; A Page from a Zambia School Book; Zambia's National Anthem; and The Pattern on Tortoise's Back - A Bemba Folktale. 
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