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In Search of a Character: Two African Journals (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
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In Search of a Character: Two African Journals (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

By Graham Greene

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. Trade Paperback. 1968. Near Fine. Near Fine. Lightly tanned but unmarked. Spine is straight and very tight. Small dog-ear creases on bottom corners of both covers. 106 pages. Graham Greene set two of his novels, A Burnt out Case and The Heart of the Matter in Africa. Each arose out of visits to Africa - during each of which he kept a journal. Both "Congo Journey" and "Convoy to West Africa" are printed here and provide a glimpse of the novelist responding to the raw material of his art.

$17.40

White Man\'s Grave
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White Man's Grave

By Richard Dooling

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. June 1994. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Purple paper over boards with one-quarter white linen spine with black print on spine. First Edition (stated). Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine tail bumped. Mild rubbing and edge wear. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 386 pages. An autobiographical novel dressed as fiction because nobody who hasn't lived in Sierra Leone could believe that these things happened. If you were a PCV in Sierra Leone in the 1980s, you will probably recognize the main characters. A finalist for the 1994 National Book Award for Fiction. Michael Killigan, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, is missing. The search for him is launched separately by his father, Randall, a master-of-the-universe and warlord of the Indianapolis bankruptcy courts. and Michael's best friend, Boone Westfall. Once in Freetown, Boone falls in with Sam Lewis, an unscrupulous volunteer who's fed up with Sierra Leone. Lewis leads Boone into the bush and turns him over to Aruna Sisay, "the white Mende man," a fallen anthropologist who's sworn off the rigors of fieldwork. Back in America, Randall receives an ominous bundle of black rags from Sierra Leone and starts to experience terrifying sleep disorders. A raving hypochondriac, he bankrolls a search for his son, while seeking a medical explanation for his nocturnal hallucinations. Meanwhile. Liberian rebels are crossing the border in the south of Sierra Leone, elections are erupting into riots, and the countryside is ruled by warring secret societies of leopard and baboon men which still practice witchcraft and human sacrifice to win political power. But where's Michael? To find Killigan. Boone must negotiate witches and witch-finders, disgruntled ancestors and bush devils, bad medicine and "shapeshifters" who roam about in the guise of animals. And Randall learns that the bundle of rags may have transformed itself into a spirit and "entered" him, causing supernatural disturbances. Both begin by wondering if witchcraft is "true" and conclude that if it "works," it may as well be. An exuberantly funny satire in which litigation, modern medicine, and the insurance business begin to look a lot like traditional witchcraft.

$7.95

White Man\'s Grave
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White Man's Grave

By Richard Dooling

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. June 1994. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Purple paper over boards with one-quarter white linen spine with black print on spine. First Edition (stated). Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Dust stains to top edge. Mild edge wear. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 386 pages. An autobiographical novel dressed as fiction because nobody who hasn't lived in Sierra Leone could believe that these things happened. If you were a PCV in Sierra Leone in the 1980s, you will probably recognize the main characters. A finalist for the 1994 National Book Award for Fiction. Michael Killigan, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, is missing. The search for him is launched separately by his father, Randall, a master-of-the-universe and warlord of the Indianapolis bankruptcy courts. and Michael's best friend, Boone Westfall. Once in Freetown, Boone falls in with Sam Lewis, an unscrupulous volunteer who's fed up with Sierra Leone. Lewis leads Boone into the bush and turns him over to Aruna Sisay, "the white Mende man," a fallen anthropologist who's sworn off the rigors of fieldwork. Back in America, Randall receives an ominous bundle of black rags from Sierra Leone and starts to experience terrifying sleep disorders. A raving hypochondriac, he bankrolls a search for his son, while seeking a medical explanation for his nocturnal hallucinations. Meanwhile. Liberian rebels are crossing the border in the south of Sierra Leone, elections are erupting into riots, and the countryside is ruled by warring secret societies of leopard and baboon men which still practice witchcraft and human sacrifice to win political power. But where's Michael? To find Killigan. Boone must negotiate witches and witch-finders, disgruntled ancestors and bush devils, bad medicine and "shapeshifters" who roam about in the guise of animals. And Randall learns that the bundle of rags may have transformed itself into a spirit and "entered" him, causing supernatural disturbances. Both begin by wondering if witchcraft is "true" and conclude that if it "works," it may as well be. An exuberantly funny satire in which litigation, modern medicine, and the insurance business begin to look a lot like traditional witchcraft.

$6.95

The Sierra Leone Review: a Journal of Policy Studies & Culture (Vol. III, No. 1, 1994)
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The Sierra Leone Review: a Journal of Policy Studies & Culture (Vol. III, No. 1, 1994)

Washington, DC: Sierra Leone Institute for Policy Studies. Periodical. 1994. Very Good. Not from a library. Interior unmarked. Spine square and tight. No tears, creases, or folds. 163 pp. Contents: Transition Programme: A Hollow Promise?; Citizenship Law Reform: Is the Patrial Clause Racial Discrimination in the Constitution?; Historical Review of Elections in Sierra Leone; A Requiem for an Anti-Democratic Hero: The Life and Times of Sorie Ibrahim Koroma; A Survey of Graduate Theses & Dissertations; The Origins of Yengema Secondary School; How the Educated Class Destroyed Democracy in Sierra Leone and How it could Restore it; Recovery Strategies for the Sierra Leone Economy; Regional and Political Instability in Africa; An Overview of the Sierra Leone Army in Politics; Debate on Military Rule: Point - The NPRC is acting according to the rule of law Counterpoint - The NPRC Rule is Arbitrary; Modes of Production in Pre-colonial times; The Blackman's Burden (book review); Africa Betrayed (book review).

$49.95

The Hunter, the Hammer, and Heaven
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The Hunter, the Hammer, and Heaven

By Robert Young Pelton

Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press/Globe Pequot Press. 2002. Hardcover. First Edition. First printing per number line. Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Cover is clean and bright, but shows light edgewear. Not ex-library. Not remainder. Not clipped. No tears, no creases. 316+iv pp.

$7.55

Annual Statistical Digest 1986
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Annual Statistical Digest 1986

By Sierra Leone. Central Statistical Office

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Central Statistical Office 1988. Pamphlet. Very Good.

$9.00

The 1987/88 Budget Speech
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The 1987/88 Budget Speech

By Hassan Gbessay Kanu

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone. Government Printing Office. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1987. Very Good. Cover and pages securely bound by a single clean staple. Interior is pristine. 14 pages. .

$9.95


Economic Review, Volume 20, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1986 combined wi th Volume 21, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1987
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Economic Review, Volume 20, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1986 combined wi th Volume 21, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1987

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1987. Pamphlet. Very Good. Prepared by: Bank of Sierra Leone, Research Dept. Volume 20, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1986 combined with Volume 21, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1987 .

$5.90

Economic Review, Volume 20, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1986
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Economic Review, Volume 20, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1986

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1986. Pamphlet. Very Good. Prepared by: Bank of Sierra Leone, Research Dept. Volume 20, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1986 .

$5.90

Economic Review, Volume 16, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1982 combined wi th Volume 17, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1983
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Economic Review, Volume 16, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1982 combined wi th Volume 17, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1983

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1983. Pamphlet. Very Good. Prepared by: Bank of Sierra Leone, Research Dept. Volume 16, Numbers 3 & 4, July - December 1982 combined with Volume 17, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1983 .

$5.90

Economic Trends, October - December 1984
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Economic Trends, October - December 1984

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1984. Pamphlet. Good.

$5.90

Sierra Leone: Initial Assessment of Environmental Problems
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Sierra Leone: Initial Assessment of Environmental Problems

By Jan Bojö; Townsend Swayze

Washington, DC: World Bank. 1994. Paperback. Fine.

$5.90

Sierra Leone: Policies for Sustained Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation
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Sierra Leone: Policies for Sustained Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation

By Nils Borje Tallroth

Washington, DC: World Bank. 1993. Paperback. Fine. Report No. 11371-SL.

$5.90

Economic Trends, April - June 1988
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Economic Trends, April - June 1988

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1988. Pamphlet. Good. October - December 1984 April - June 1988 .

$5.90

USCR Site Visit to Sierra Leone and Guinea
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USCR Site Visit to Sierra Leone and Guinea

By Tom Argent

Washington, DC: U.S. Committee for Refugees. 1996. Pamphlet. Fine.

$5.90

Economic Review, Volume 16, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1982
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Economic Review, Volume 16, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1982

By Bank of Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone. 1982. Pamphlet. Very Good. Prepared by: Bank of Sierra Leone, Research Dept. Volume 16, Numbers 1 & 2, January - June 1982 .

$5.90

Sierra Leone: Public Expenditure Policies for Sustained Economic Growth and  Poverty Alleviation
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Sierra Leone: Public Expenditure Policies for Sustained Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation

By Pirouz Hamidian-Rad; Nils Borje Tallroth

Washington, DC: World Bank. 1994. Paperback. Fine. World Bank Report No. 12618-SL .

$5.90

First Atlas for Sierra Leone Schools
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First Atlas for Sierra Leone Schools

By Macmillan Education

London: Macmillan Education. 1982. Paperback. Very Good. Not from a library. Cover and interior pages tightly bound with four clean staples. Cover shows shelfwear. Interior is pristine. 49 pages. Color illustrations, color maps. 30 cm.

$30.00

African Studies Review; Vol 35, No 1, April 1992
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African Studies Review; Vol 35, No 1, April 1992

Atlanta: African Studies Association. 1992. Periodical. Very Good. Contents: Towards a New Vision of Sustainable Development in Africa: Presidential Address to 1990 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Ann Seidman, pp. 1-15; Structures of Intermediation and Change in African Agriculture: A Nigerian Case Study, Dickson L. Eyoh, pp. 17-39; Representation Without Taxation: an Essay on Democracy in Rural Nigeria, 1952-1990, Jane I. Guyer, pp. 41-79; Politicization of Ethnic Identities in Sierra Leone, Jimmy D. Kandeh, pp. 81-99; Social Classes and Economic Restructuring in Pastoral Africa: Somali Notes, Abdi Ismail Samatar, pp. 101-127; Review Essay and Book Reviews

$4.99

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