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Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Alan Paton

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Scribner: September 2003

Seller ID: 107070


Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much." The most famous and important novel ... View more info

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Echoing Silences (African Writers)

By: Alexander Kanengoni

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heinemann: January 1999

Seller ID: 70622


In this short poetic novel Alexander Kanengoni relates the traumatic history of those who fought to create the modern Zimbabwe. He portrays a war so violent and chaotic that it had a dehumanising effect on all those who took part. Can the damage to the psyche caused by such a war ever be fully repaired? Or is Zimbabwe to descend into a silence that denies the past? In this novel Kanengoni weaves together incidents in the life of Munashe, a young man who joined the gue... View more info

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Joys of Motherhood

By: Buchi Emecheta

Price: $6.50

Publisher: george braziller: March 1980

Seller ID: 115009


Nnu Ego, a hard-working, optimistic Ibo woman, remains fiercely determined to save her children from the devastation of war, the erosion of village life, and the breakdown of tradition. View more info

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Things Fall Apart: A Novel

By: Chinua Achebe

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Anchor: October 1994

Seller ID: 73142


"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin d... View more info

Cold Stone Jug

By: Herman Charles Bosman

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Human & Rousseau: 1991

Seller ID: 46015


Has a note made by previous owner on first page. 'panopticon-everywhere seeing' View more info

Airtight Willie and Me

By: Iceberg Slim, Robert Beck

Price: $23.50

Publisher: All America Distributors Corp: January 1990

Seller ID: 75440


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Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral

By: Jessie Redmon Fauset

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Beacon Press: December 1999

Seller ID: 112975


Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement's most important and prolific authors, "Plum Bun" is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don't fade with the color of one's skin, and that love and ... View more info

Man Who Cried I Am

By: John A. Williams

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Signet: October 1968

Seller ID: 114581


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The River Between (African Writers Series)

By: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Heinemann: January 1990

Seller ID: 70621


Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river. The people are torn between those who believe in Western/Christian education and the opportunities it will offer, and those who feel that only unquestioned loyalty to past traditions will save them. The growing conflict brings tragedy to a pair of young lovers who attempted to bridge the deep... View more info

Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez (African Writers)

By: Sony Labou Tansi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Heinemann: December 1995

Seller ID: 85956


In the fantastical world of Nsanga-Norda, Lorsa Lopez murders his wife. It is the signal for Estina Bronzario--the Woman of Bronze--to lead the women of the area to stage a sex strike to protest the official corruption and apathy all around them. Endless crowds and carnival erase the meaning of time, but doom-laden prophecies land in the air, waiting to be fulfilled. Sony Labou Tansi's colorful novel is reminiscent of the epics of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, both in tone ... View more info