African Fiction

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Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is a 1958 English-language novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim. The title of the novel comes from William Butler Yeats' poem "The Second Coming".
Anthills Of the Savannah

Anthills Of the Savannah

by Chinua Achebe

Anthills of the Savannah is a 1987 novel by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. A finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize for Fiction, it has been described as the "most important novel to come out of Africa in the [1980s]."
Songs Of Enchantment

Songs Of Enchantment

by Ben Okri

Ben Okri was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He lives in London.
Bound To Violence

Bound To Violence

by Yambo Ouologuem

The Dark Child

The Dark Child

by Camara Laye

Batouala

Batouala

by Rene Maran

Mission To Kala

Mission To Kala

by Mongo Beti

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After the Fact

by James West;Lytle, Mark H Davidson

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Wild Cat

by Laura Black

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High Impact Church

by Leon Morris

African Fiction Books & Ephemera

Swart Pelgrim

Swart Pelgrim

by Venter, F A

Fools and Other Stories

Fools and Other Stories

by Ndebele, Njabulo

A Wreath For Udomo

A Wreath For Udomo

by Abrahams, Peter

Albino

Albino

by Cope, Jack

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by Achebe, Chinua

Little wear. A scattering of highlighting and underlining. Owner's name inside front cover. African fiction, originally published in 1959. A telling of two intertwining stories centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. One is about the conflict between individual and society and the other a clash of cultures.
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$4.59
We need New Names

We need New Names

by Bulawayo, N

ISBN 9780099581888
Publisher: Vintage 2014
294 pages
Soft cover
Ten-year-old Darling has a choice: it's down, or out 'To play the country-game, we have to choose a country. Everybody wants to be the USA and Britain and Canada and Australia and Switzerland and them. Nobody wants to be rags of countries like Congo, like Somalia, like Iraq, like Sudan, like Haiti and not even this one we live in - who wants to be a terrible place of hunger and things falling apart?' Darling and her friends live in a shanty... Read more
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R215.00
Bound to Violence

Bound to Violence

by OUOLOGUEM, Yambo

New York: HJB, 1971. Hardcover. First American edition, translated by Ralph Manheim. Advance Review Copy with a complimentary slip Signed by publisher Helen Wolff. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very light wear along the edges. Author's first novel, awarded the Prix Renaudot and hailed by critics as the first truly African novel for its treatment of history and myth.
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$124.00
The Companion To African Literature

The Companion To African Literature

by Douglas Killam & Ruth Rowe

ISBN: 0253336333
Indiana University Press (January 22, 2000)
Hard Cover, DJ, 336 pages
Now that it can claim three Nobel laureates and many other literary prizewinners, African literature is no longer an exotic backwater. This compact, competent reference work helps bring the enormous body of African writing to general readers. The entries—authors, titles, and selected thematic subjects—are in one alphabetical sequence. A list of themes and topics, subdivided by geographic regions, is provided. No... Read more
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R275.00
A Time To Die

A Time To Die

by Smith Wilbur

London: Heinemann, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 240x160x45mm. 240x160x45mm+848g . . 500g Postage Incorrect see below for 1kg . . Heinemann. London. 1989. First Edition. 2nd Printing. . Pp461. Black hard cloth boards with gold lettering to spine in original dust jacket- repaired tear to bottom corner: Image is ALWAYS of the ACTUAL BOOK: Book and or Jacket may have names. dedications. marks. tears. foxing. browned pages. creasing and losses unless otherwise noted.. . .... Read more
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AU$45.40
TALES OF MOGHO: African Stories From Upper Volta.

TALES OF MOGHO: African Stories From Upper Volta.

by Guirma, Frederic (1931- )

New York:: Macmillan,, (1971). Ex-library with the usual markings and missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.. First printing. The first appearance in print of eight folktales which have been part of the oral tradition of the Mossi people of West Africa for centuries, illustrated with pen-and-ink line drawings by the author. The author was born in Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), and he was its first Ambassador to the United Nations and to the US when it... Read more
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$18.50
Bound to Violence

Bound to Violence

by Ouologuem, Yambo

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Near fine copy - no names, inscriptions or bookplates - in pricew-clipped better than very good dustjacket.
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$30.00
Songs of Enchantment

Songs of Enchantment

by Ben Okri

Doubleday, 1993. Doubleday / Nan A. Talese, 1993. First Edition. Uncorrected Proof. Very Good condition.
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$25.00
Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe; Kwame Anthony Appiah

1992; Alfred A. Knopf, New York; Second Printing, Near Fine Hardcover, ribbon marker, no dust jacket. "Everyman's Library: #135. Set in an Ibo village in Nigeria, the novel recreates pre-Christian tribal life and shows how the coming of the white man led to the breaking up of the old ways. Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah." 181 pp. ISBN: 0679417141. Well preserved. Collectible! BOOKS IN TIME -- Hard to Find, Rare, Collectible & Out-of-Print Books for LESS!
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$10.00
Things Fall Apart : And Related Readings

Things Fall Apart : And Related Readings

by Chinua Achebe

Great Source Education Group, Incorporated, 1996. Hardcover. Good. Former library book; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
Songs of Enchantment  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Songs of Enchantment - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Okri, Ben

London: Jonathan Cape. Fine. 1993. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0224036300 . A Fine first edition/first Impression in alike dust-wrapper; Sequel to the Booker Prize-winning The Famished Road .
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$35.00
Touchdown To Adventure

Touchdown To Adventure

by Leslie Ward S

London: Kingfisher Books, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 190x130x20mm. 190x130x20mm+262g . . Kingfisher Books. London. 1958. First Edition. . . Pp184. Green hard cloth boards in original dust jacket. clipped. Cover and frontispiece by L. F. LUPTON. Book condition: Award plate on front free endpaper: Image is ALWAYS of the ACTUAL BOOK: Book and or Jacket may have names. dedications. marks. tears. foxing. browned pages. creasing and losses unless otherwise noted.. . . . .... Read more
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AU$22.80
Bound to Violence

Bound to Violence

by Ouologuem, Yambo

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1971. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in very good+ dust jacket with tiny rubs and with short tear at head of front spine fold. African novel and winner of the Prix Renaudot. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pp .
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$20.00
Absent the English Teacher

Absent the English Teacher

by Eppel, J

ISBN 9781779220820
Publisher: Weaver Press 2009
164 pages
Soft cover
When Mr George loses his job teaching English at a private secondary school in Bulawayo, ‘his pension payout, after forty years of full-time service, bought him two jam doughnuts and a soft tomato.’ When he backs his uninsured white Ford Escort into a brand new Mercedes Benz, the out-of-court settlement sees him giving up his house to the complainant, Beauticious Nyamayakanuna, and becoming her domestic servant.
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R165.00
The Wanderings Of An Elephant Hunter

The Wanderings Of An Elephant Hunter

by Bell W D M

Neville Spearman and The Holland Press, 1958. Hardcover. Good/Good. 240x180x28mm. BELL, W D M. 240x180x28mm+680g . . 500g Postage Incorrect see below for 1kg . . Neville Spearman and The Holland Press. . 1958. . . . Pp187. Hard green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; in original dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Name on front free endpaper. Pages foxed. Spine of jacket browned. . An intimate look at the proceeding of a hunter of African animals in the 1920's: Image is ALWAYS... Read more
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AU$113.60
Things Fall Apart Achebe AWS 1 (Heinemann African Writers Series)
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£7.99
Albino

Albino

by Cope, Jack

Heinemann, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. jacket is worn, torn and chipped. edge wear and knocking on boards. thorough tanning, soiling and marks. both book and jacket are damp marked and a bit scarred. fair copy.[S.K]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
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$7.00
In Pursuit of the English

In Pursuit of the English

by Lessing, Doris

New York: Simon & Schuster,. Hardback. 240pp. First edition, first printing in the USA. Blue boards with black label and gilt titles to spine. Somewhat tanned to board edges. Very good- copy. . Hardcover. First edition. 1960.
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£10.00
The Insurance Salesman and Other Stories

The Insurance Salesman and Other Stories

by SAROYAN, William

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Good. Small, thin 8vo. Pp. 159. Bound in taupe cloth with lettering stamped in red on front cover and spine. Very slight toning to prelims, else Fine in a dust jacket with chips at head and tail of spine and top right fore-edge. Only published in England, the collection presents 18 short stories. A worthy copy, despite detracting qualities to dust jacket. Dust jacket is now preserved in a clear, removable archival protector.... Read more
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$75.00
The Cambridge  History of South African Literature Edited

The Cambridge History of South African Literature Edited

by David Attwell and Derek Attridge

ISBN: 9781107681873
Cambridge University Press (South Africa), 01 July 2013
Soft Cover, 877 pages
South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in both oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experiences of its people. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all eleven official languages (and more minor ones) of the country, produced by a team of over forty international... Read more
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R450.00
SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM: Poems.

SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM: Poems.

by Mtshali, Oswald Mbutiseni; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer

New York:: The Third Press / Joseph Okpaku Publishing Co.,, (1972.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper saying that this was an employee copy,). First US printing. Collection of poems by this South African, a Zulu born in Natal, who lived in Soweto, and wrote in English. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer. Illustrated with drawings 79 pp.
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$28.50
Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Random House Publishing Group, 1985. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
EAST AFRICAN HOW? STORIES.

EAST AFRICAN HOW? STORIES.

by Ogot, Pamela

(Nairobi, Kenya): : East African Publishing House,, (1966.). Fine in stapled wrappers. . First printing. Edited by Cynthia Hunter and Robin Fawcett. Illustrated with single color pictures (blue, red, green, etc.) by Terry Hirst. The author's second book for children, stories collected when she was a child living near Lake Nyanza in Kenya. East African Junior Library No. 2. An appealing small booklet, written at a level for a young child just beginning to read English. 44 pp.
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$21.50
Little Suns

Little Suns

by Mda, Z

ISBN 9781415209714
Publisher: Umuzi 2015
269 pages
Soft cover
'There are many suns,' he said. 'Each day has its own. Some are small, some are big. I’m named after the small ones.'
 
It is 1903. A lame and frail Malangana – 'Little Suns' – searches for his beloved Mthwakazi after many lonely years spent in Lesotho. Mthwakazi was the young woman he had fallen in love with twenty years earlier, before the assassination of Hamilton Hope ripped the two of them apart.
 
Intertwined with Malangana's... Read more
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R200.00