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GraceLand: A Novel

By: Abani, Chris

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8953

ISBN: 0374165890

Condition: Fine


This copy of "GraceLand" has been SIGNED by Chris Abani on the title page! A dazzling debut - this gorgeously written, haunting novel is set in Maroka, a sprawling, swampy, crazy and colorful ghetto of Lagos, Nigeria, and unfolds against a backdrop of lush reggae and highlife music, American movies, and a harsh urban existence. Named as Winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Award. This copy signed by the author from his appearance at the University of Pennsylvania. View more info

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No Longer at Ease

By: Achebe, Chinua

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, UK, Contemporary Fiction: 1962

Edition: Book Club (Contemporay Fiction- UK

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6600

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Chinua Achebe on the title page. First published in the UK by Heinemann in 1960 - this is a UK book club edition with Newsletter enclosed which features this title as their Number 1 choice in August 1962. In this, his second novel, he tells the story of Okonkwo’s grandson, Obi, who learns to fit into British colonial society. Raised as a Christian and educated in England, Obi abandons the countryside for a job as a civil servant in Lagos, which was the capital at the time. Cut off from traditional values, he succumbs to greed and in the end is prosecuted f... View more info

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Chinua Achebe

By: Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll]

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1980

Edition: Second Edition (Printed in UK)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6601

ISBN: 0312133863

Condition: Fine


This is a Second Edition of the critical study of Chinua Achebe (SIGNED by Achebe) the most widely known African writer. An earlier version of this study first appeared in 1970 - this second edition represents an updating and reflects significant new writings by Achebe since that time. The introduction to this critical study by David Carroll presents the context in which Achebe writes - the traditional ways of his own Igbo society, and the European contact with Africa. It is the complex interaction of these cultures that forms the central theme of most of his writing. View more info

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Chinua Achebe

By: Achebe, Chinua [David Carroll]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Twayne Publishers, Inc: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7652

Condition: Fine


Chinua Achebe is one of the most impressive of the African novelists writing at the present time. His novels describe with wit and dignity the traditional way of life of a West African people before the coming of the white man.This study, the first extensive discussion of Achebe's novels, examines the various aspects of this confrontation, and also the techniques by which it is articulated. Europe and Africa meet and interact not only in the drama of events, but also in the manner in which Achebe adapts and modifies the English novel for his own, African purposes. View more info

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The Hundred Wells of Salaga

By: Attah, Ayesha Harruna

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Other Press: 2019

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8880

ISBN: 1590519957

Condition: Fine


This copy of the American Edition of "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" has been SIGNED by Ayesha Harruna Attah on the title page! Based on the experiences of the author's great-great-grandmother in precolonial Ghana, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates. Signed by her during her appearance at the Sunday Book Brunch at the Princeton Public Library on February 10, 2019. An outstanding collection by this highly regarded African author! Born in Ghana and now living in Senegal, she grew up in Accra, Ghana and was educated ... View more info

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The Hundred Wells of Salaga

By: Attah, Ayesha Harruna

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Abuja, Nigeria, Cassava Republic Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8881

ISBN: 1911115510

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" has been SIGNED by Ayesha Harruna Attach on the title page! This is the "true" first edition publisghed by Per Ankh Publishers, Senegal, West Africa and she has also written "medasse pass" meaning "Thank You for Your Purchase from Africans for Africa" and is dated 02/10/2019. Here, Attah expertly juggles the grand, brutal scope of Ghana's history with the mysteries of her family's past. Also explores the depths of female friendship in this stirringly intimate reimagining of life in pre-colonial Ghana. Born in Ghana and ... View more info

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Saturday's Shadows

By: Attah, Ayesha Harruna

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, UK, World Editions Limited: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8882

ISBN: 9462380430

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Saturday's Shadows" has been SIGNED by Ayesha Harruna Attach on the title page! The protagonists of "Saturday's Shadows" experience the fine line between sanity and madness as they try to find and hold on to love in the volatile world of 1990s West Africa. issued only as Trade Paperbacks. This copy has also been dated 02/10/2019 by her as well with her inscription: "medaase paa!" meaning "Thank You for your Purchase from Africans for Africa." Born in Ghana and now living in Senegal, she grew up in Accra, Ghana and was educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University and New... View more info

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An Orchestra of Minorities

By: Obioma, Chigozie

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Little, Brown and Company: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9060

ISBN: 0316412392

Condition: Fine


This copy of "An Orchestra of Minorities" has been SIGNED by Chigozie Obioma on the title page! He has also dated it "22-9-19" and placed it as "Brooklyn" from his appearance at the Brooklyn Festival that day. Recently named to the 2019 Booker Prize Short List. Originally from Nigeria, his first book - "The Fishermen" won several awards as well as being a Finalist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. "An Orchestra of Minorities" is a brilliant contemporary twist on Homer's "Odyssey," told in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition. A heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination. View more info