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The First Thing Smoking

By: Eubanks, Nelson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, One World/Random House: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4320

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Nelson Eubanks as "Nelson" (underlined). The author's debut–a stunning collection of seventeen interconnected short stories set in the urban and exotic locales of New York City and Brazil. In dazzling, jazzlike prose View more info

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Chinua Achebe: A Biography

By: Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7651

ISBN: 0253333423

Condition: Fine


This is the first biography of the author Chinua Achebe. His novels span the African experience of colonialism, independence, and of civilian and military corruption. His short stories in particular reflect his involvement in the Biafran civil war in Nigeria. His poetry, both in English and Igbo, reveals a sensitive talent. His children's stories introduced the young and their parents to the excitement of books. View more info

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In My Father’s House

By: Gaines, Ernest J

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1978

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 915

Condition: Fine


An extraordinary copy of the Black author’s novel about a small, rural black community in the deep south, in a moment not long past that has been SIGNED by Ernest Gaines on the title page. A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past. Reverend Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader, devoted husband and father, a man of strength and rectitude—comes face to face with the sins of his youth when a sinister stranger arrives in town. View more info

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Ernest J. Gaines : A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers Ser.)

By: Gaines, Ernest J (Karen Carmean)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Westport, CT, U.S.A., Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4410

ISBN: 0313302863

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ernest Gaines on the title page! This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Gaines' fiction. It analyzes in turn all of Gaines' novels from 'Catherine Carmier' (1964) to 'A Lesson Before Dying' (1994), as well as his collection of short stories, 'Bloodline' (1968). A complete bibliography of Gaines' fiction, as well as selected reviews and criticism, completes the study. View more info

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Bird at My Window

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Coffee House Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing (Thus)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5133

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page! A reissue. The author's first book, it follows Wade Williams, a brilliant young black man who wakes up in a mental hospital and is told he has assaulted his sister. A compelling personal story and a razor-sharp cultural critique, "Bird At My Window" is the third title in Coffee House Press's acclaimed Black Arts Movement Series. View more info

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The Sun, the Sea, a Touch of the Wind

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5135

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page! A stunning new work of fiction that is lyrical and sexy, and features one of the most original and compelling heroines to be encountered in recent fiction. "The Sun, the Sea, a Touch of the Wind" vividly invokes the beauty and culture of the Caribbean, as well as a fascinating and complex African-American woman's struggle to define herself and her relation to the world around her. It proclaims Rosa Guy's t... View more info

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New Guys Around the Block

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5136

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page. "New Guys Around the Block," like its highly praised companion novel, "The Disappearance," is a gripping mystery as well as an intimately realistic look at life in the inner city today. View more info

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The Disappearance

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5137

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page! A powerful, suspenseful novel, "The Disappearance" is a tragedy about criminals and victims, especially the young black male, who is often forced to hide his pain under his blackness. View more info

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Ruby

By: Guy, Rosa

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5139

Condition: Near Fine


An early work that has been SIGNED by Rosa Guy on the title page! "Lone, Alone. Lonely". Ruby is all of these. Ruby is desperately, self-absorbedly alone. Her mother has been dead for a year - her mother, whose grace and strength and devotion to Ruby had sustained her when the family first arrived on the mean, crowded streets of Harlem from the sun and blue seas of the West Indies. There are some chips and cuts to the dustjacket and sun-fade to the boards. View more info

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The View From Here

By: Jackson, Brian Keith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4750

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Brian Keith Jackson on the title page. The author's first book. A heart-wrenching novel of black family life in the rural South. The author's strength is dialogue and this work has received great reviews all around. Recently announced as the Winner of the First Novelist Award by the American Library Association Black Caucus. The author's second novel "Walking Through Mirrors" has been well-received as well. View more info

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Walking Through Mirrors

By: Jackson, Brian Keith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4751

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Brian Keith Jackson on the title pager. The talented author’s second book - again, strong on dialogue. Reflecting the author’s southern roots. Photographer Jeremy Bishop returns to a Louisiana town for the funeral that marks the end of his father’s life—and the true beginning of his own. View more info

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Dreamer

By: Johnson, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 969

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Dreamer" has been SIGNED by Charles Johnson on the title page. The author was the Winner of a National Book Award for "Middle Passage" in 1990. "Dreamer" is a work of historical fiction set against the racial turbulence of the Civil Rights era. Named as a New York Times Notable Book f or 1998. View more info

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Just Plain Folks

By: Johnson-Coleman, Lorraine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Columbia, Summerhouse Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 841

Condition: Fine


Subtitled "Original Tales of Living, Loving, Longing, and Learning, as Told by a Perfectly Ordinary, Quite Commonly Sensible, and Absolutely Awe-Inspiring Colored Woman." A copy of the true first edition which was privately published in 1997. Little, Brown subsequently released a re-set and re-published edition of 100,000 copies in 1998. View more info

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The Known World

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Amistad: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5380

ISBN: 0060557540

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Known World" has been SIGNED by Edward P. Jones on the title page! WINNER of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and now the Pulitzer Prize. An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, "The Known World" weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, whites, and Indians—and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional w... View more info

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Broken Lives and Other Stories

By: Kalu, Anthonia C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Ohio University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4838

Condition: Fine


This collection combines two significant themes in contemporary African literature. The first relates to the "new realism" —a serious imaginative engagement with the upheavals that have marked African experience in the post-independence period, of which the civil war in Nigeria was an early and tragic manifestation. View more info

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A Visitation of Spirits

By: Kenan, Randall

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Grove Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 243

ISBN: 0802111181

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Randall Kenan on the title page! The author's debut - he was a Granta finalist. From "A Visitation of Spirits" emerges the complex and sustaining truths of four generations of a black family's life in the South - as well as an urgent new view of the South's future. View more info

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Walking On Water

By: Kenan, Randall

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1922

ISBN: 0679408274

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy that has been SIGNED by Randall Kenan on the title page. A profoundly moving and provacative account - both timely and enduring - of the thoughts, the feelings, the lives, of African Americans in the post-Civil Rights era of the nineties. Traversing the country over a period of six years, the Lannan Award winning author talked to nearly two hundred African Americans, whose individual stories he has shaped into a continent-sized tapestry of black Ame... View more info

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The Fisher King

By: Marshall, Paule

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5270

ISBN: 0684872838

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Paule Marshall on the title page. In 1949, Sonny-Rett Payme, a black jazz pianist, fled New York for Paris to escape both his family's disapproval of his art and the racism that shadowed his career. His spectacular success in Europe and his subsequent death there form the dramatic background of Paule Marshall's gorgeous fifth novel, a moving and revelatory story of jazz, love, family conflict, and the artist's struggles in society. View more info

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Sugar

By: McFadden, Bernice L.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Dutton: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8270

ISBN: 0525945318

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Sugar" has been SIGNED by Bernice McFadden on the half-title page! The author's debut novel blends the rich, earthy atmosphere of the deep South and a voice imbued with spiritual grace, this African-American author tells the story of two unforgettable women: a modest, churchgoing wife and mother, and the young prostitute she befriends. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A gritty but heartwarming celebration of friendship by a promising new writer." View more info

Waiting to Exhale

By: McMillan, Terry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Penguin: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5457

ISBN: 0670839809

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Terry McMillan on the title page and has been dated 5/3/92 in the year of publication! Here are the heroines of Terry McMillan's affecting new novel - four African-American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale," waiting for that man who will take their breath away. Through their complex friendships, the author gives her most honest and searing novel yet: a poignant and fiercely accurate portrait of modern female camar... View more info