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There are 56 books in this catalogue.
African Nights
Gallmann, Kuki
Book Number: 21938
Viking London 1994 1st edition 8vo. hardcover. 142pp. + colour & b/w plates. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

The Last Elephant: An African quest.
Gavron, Jeremy.
Book Number: 23358
London, HarperCollins, 1993. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 237pp. index, very good, remainder mark bottom page edges. / near fine d/w.
Price: $25.00

Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa
Stuart, Chris & Tilde
Book Number: 24283
Struik 1996 reprint 8vo. white printed wraps. red writing to spine. 112 colour plates, depicting land and sea creatures, grouped with related or similar species. including a table of paw prints. Index. 272pp.
Price: $14.00

Year of fire, year of ash : the Soweto revolt, roots of a revolution?
Hirson, Baruch.
Book Number: 26595
ISBN: 0905762282
London Zed Press 1979 8vo laminated illustrated boards, hardcover 348'pp index, b/w illus. good, contents page damaged. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

African Lives: White Lies, Tropical Truth, Darkest Gossip, and Rumblings of Rumor- from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and Beyond
Boyles, Denis
Book Number: 22976
ISBN: 1555840345
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 225pp. + b/w plates. fine. / near fine d/w.
Price: $15.00

In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull
Book Number: 32137
ISBN: 0312229461
New York St. Martin's Press 2000 8vo hardcover 354pp index, b/w illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Colin Turnbull was an anthropologist second in renown only to Margaret Mead, he was acclaimed for his groundbreaking study of the Central African Pygmies. But little has been known about his equally exotic personal life until now. A man of privilege and formidable education, Turnbull poured the full force of his personality into that of his lover of 30 years, a poor African-American named Joe. After Joe's death from AIDS in 1988, he renounced most of his friendships, gave away most of his money, and until his own death from AIDS in 1994, lived as a Buddhist monk.
Price: $15.00

Dream of Kilimanjaro
Edberg, Rolf
Book Number: 32476
ISBN: 043422197X
London Heinemann 1979 8vo hardcover 179pp. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Pietermaritzburg Panorama: a Survey of One Hundred Years of an African City
Hattersley, A.F.
Book Number: 32692
Shuter and Shooter. Pietermaritzburg. 1938. 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 126pp. index, b/w plates. very good+. / poor, torn d/w.
Price: $8.00

Big Men Little People Encounters in Africa
Russell, Alec
Book Number: 35553
ISBN: 0333753607
Macmillan1999 8vo. trade paperback. 306pp. Index. Illustrated with maps and b&w photo's. The Author looks at Africa through his encounters with its Big Men. Each one represents a theme that has shaped Africa. Topics include Rhodes, Mobutu Sese Seko, Zarie, Dr Hastings Banda, Colonialism, Kenya, Daniel arap Moi, Tribalism, Jonas Savimbi, Guerrilla, F. W. De Klerk, Eugene Terre'Blanche, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, King Mswati of Swaziland, Magic Ritual and Rite, Nelson Mandela, Congolese jungle.
Price: $15.00

The Rainbow People of God: South Africa's Victory Over Apartheid
Tutu, Desmond
Book Number: 35576
ISBN: 0385405790
Doubleday 1994 8vo hardcover 286pp index, b/w illus. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge. / very good d/w. Through a collection of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's speeches, letters, sermons and off-the-cuff remarks, this book sketches the story of South Africa from 1976, when apartheid oppression was at its peak, to the birth of democracy in the 1994 elections. As it recounts the Soweto youth rebellion in 1976 and the difficult years up to 1989, when the country experienced steadily-growing resistance to apartheid and the campaign of civil disobedience, readers are offered a reminder of the severity of South Africa's social and political problems during that time. The book also reflects the sense of national euphoria felt upon the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, tempered by the subsequent confusion and violence of the transition to democracy. The book's editor is a prize-winning South African journalist and Tutu's media co-ordinator.
Price: $18.00

Monarch of All I Survey: Bechuanaland Diaries 1929-1937
Rey, Sir Charles; Edited By Neil Parsons & Michael Crowder
Book Number: 36377
ISBN: 9991260005
The Botswana Society 1988 8vo. hardcover. 282pp. index, b/w illus. good, wear to cover edges. boards slightly curved. / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Last White Parliament
Slabbert, Frederik van Zyl
Book Number: 38769
ISBN: 0283993499
London Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd 1985 8vo hardcover 175pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Letters from Robben Island
Kathrada, Ahmed
Book Number: 41798
ISBN: 1868723658
Struik Publishers 2001 8vo softcover 300pp. very good+.
Price: $25.00

Tutu: Archbishop Without Frontiers
Boulay, Shirley Du
Book Number: 48699
ISBN: 0340642742
Hodder & Stoughton Religious February 15, 1996 8vo softcover 298pp very good. Index.
Price: $10.00

Apartheid - A History
Lapping, Brian
Book Number: 50671
ISBN: 0246130644
Grafton November 6, 1986 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 256pp very good. Index. Illustrated with b&w photo's. This work is a history of the development of the peculiar brand of race relations practiced in South Africa.
Price: $14.00

For Whites Only - A book about white denial, racism, and other delusions.
Cilliers, Charles
Book Number: 50987
ISBN: 0620416092
X-Concepts Publications October 1, 2008 8vo softcover 256pp very good. The world of apartheid was so perverse that if I could have been given the choice to be a very clever black kid or a very stupid white kid, if I wanted to live a good life I might have been well advised to choose being a stupid white kid During apartheid the cleverest black kid was likely ot to achieve a quality of life that the dumbest white kid could achieve.
Price: $12.00

Upington - A Story of Trials and Reconciliations
Durbach, Andrea
Book Number: 55805
ISBN: 1865080632
Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1999 8vo. softcover. 266pp. + b/w plates. very good.
Price: $10.00

The Skull Beneath the Skin, Africa After the Cold War
Huband, Mark
Book Number: 55829
ISBN: 0813335981
Westview, USA 2001 8vo. hardcover. 376pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+, small owner's name on fep. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu: Rabble-rouser for Peace
Allen, John
Book Number: 58012
ISBN: 1844135713
Rider, London 2006. 8vo. hardcover. 481pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Mirror At Midnight: A Journey To The Heart Of South Africa
Hochschild, Adam
Book Number: 58651
ISBN: 0002158981
Collins, London 1991. 8vo. hardcover. 309pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

The Great Trek.
WALKER, Eric Anderson
Book Number: 32656
London. A & C Black. 1938 8vo. hardcover. 389pp. index, b/w plates, fold-out maps. good, owner''s name inside front cover, foxing to endpapers. / fair, chipped d/w.
Price: $18.00

David Livingstone: Mission and Empire
Ross, Andrew C.
Book Number: 46473
ISBN: 1852852852
Hambledon & London 2002 8vo. hardcover. 274pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Price: $25.00

With The Flag to Pretoria . - A istory of the Boer War of 1899-1900. Vol. I.
Wilson, H. W.
Book Number: 60960
The Amalgamated Press 1902 Volume 1. Folio. Leather Hardcover. 528pp. b/w illus. folding maps. Very good. worn extremes, tape marks inside covers, fep creased.
Price: $75.00

After Pretoria: The Guerilla War. The supplement to "With the Flag to Pretoria". Vol. II.
Wilson, H. W.
Book Number: 60961
The Amalgamated Press 1902 Volume 1. Folio. Leather Hardcover. 479pp. b/w illus. Good. worn extremes, tape marks inside covers.
Price: $75.00

Nigerian Kaleidoscope. Memoirs of a Colonial Servant
NIiven, Sir Rex
Book Number: 61853
ISBN: 0905838599
Hurst, London, 1982. 8vo. hardcover. 278pp. index, b/w frontis, map. Very good, light tanning to endpaers. / Very good d/w.
Price: $25.00

Island in Chains. Ten years on Robben Island
Naidoo, Indres
Book Number: 46798
ISBN: 0140295356
 8vo. softcover. 294pp. b/w illus. Good, spine slanted.
Price: $11.00