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161 Reed, Ishmael JAPANESE BY SPRING
New York: Atheneum, 1993. 0689120729 / 9780689120725 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in a like, near fine dust jacket with mild age-toning, vertical crease to front flap. 
"By turns strident and wittily incisive, Reed's satire of academia takes on Eurocentrism, Japan-bashing, racism, black conservatives and antiporn feminists, among other targets."--PW. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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162 Reed, Ishmael SHROVETIDE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. 0385056885 / 9780385056885 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages faintly age-toned, faint remainder spray to lower page edges, thus near fine, in black cloth shelfback over orange boards; in an age-toned, near fine dust jacket with some short creased tears to head of spine panel, light wear. 
Collection of essays. "I expect this installment of the autobiography of my mind to get the same kind of reception as my fiction and poetry. I hope it will stir things up a bit." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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163 Reed, Ishmael THE LAST DAYS OF LOUISIANA RED
New York: Random House, (1974). 0394491882 / 9780394491882 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth shelfback over tomato-red boards with red-foil stamping; in an age-toned, fine dust jacket with vertical crease to rear flap. 
"A satiric look at 1960s politics, LOUISIANA RED follows private eye Papa LaBas as he investigates the murder of the owner of a gumbo joint."--LJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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164 Rhodes, Hari THE HOLLOW AND THE HUMAN
New York/Washington/Atlanta/Hollywood: Vantage Press, (1976). 0533019028 / 9780533019021 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue binding with gilt spine stamping; in a lightly edgeworn, near fine dust jacket. 
Novel about a 40-year-old reporter for a black periodical in Chicago who is given the assignment to interview a small group of newly successful black actors and actresses. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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165 Rhodes, Jewell Parker VOODOO DREAMS: A Novel of Marie Laveau
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312098693 / 9780312098698 First edition. SIGNED by Rhodes and dated in the year of publication to the title-page, with the salutation ''Dreams are meant to come true.'' Hardcover. Lower corner tip to the front cover lightly bumped, else fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A fictionalized account of Marie Laveau, a real voodooienne from 19th century New Orleans. The book was optioned by Whoopi Goldberg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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166 Sanders, Dori CLOVER
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, (1990). 0945575262 / 9780945575269 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in pale green and yellow illustrated wraps. 
The North Carolina African-American author's well-received first novel. "Dori Sanders really sees well, nature and people, and she can describe the emotions of a young girl with the best of them."--Ernest J. Gaines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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167 Savoy, Willard ALIEN LAND
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the spine ends, mild bumping to corner tips, else near fine; in an age-darkened, soiled, rubbed dust jacket that shows a tiny sticker shadow to rear flap. 
Debut for the African-American author who helped popularize the"apologetic novel"--in which a "black protagonist attempts to advance socially, or to oppose the white power structure, and is subsequently victimized by prejudiced whites."--W.A. Low. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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168 Schipper, Mineke BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: Text and Context in African Literature
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with 1/2 inch chip to top edge rear panel. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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169 Smith, Andrea FRIDAY NIGHTS AT HONEYBEE'S
(New York): The Dial Press, (2003). 0385334281 / 9780385334280 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
When their love of music causes two women from very different parts of the country to pay the price of success, they both find sanctuary at a world-renowned jazz and blues brownstone--Miss Honeybee's "Big House." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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170 Smith, Andrea FRIDAY NIGHTS AT HONEYBEE'S
(New York): The Dial Press, (2003). 0385334281 / 9780385334280 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
When their love of music causes two women from very different parts of the country to pay the price of success, they both find sanctuary at a world-renowned jazz and blues brownstone--Miss Honeybee's "Big House." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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171 Smith, Daniel A WALK IN THE CITY
New York: World Publishing Company, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with some edge wear to spine in very slightly yellowed dust jacket with some nicking to rear flap and one chip to lower rear corner. 
Author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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172 Soitos, Stephen F. THE BLUES DETECTIVE: A Study of African-American Detective Fiction
Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, (1996). 0870239961 / 9780870239960 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, in photo-pictorial wraps. 260 pages, including index. 
Beginning with Pauline Hopkins in 1901, "Soitos...analyzes what he calls the 'tropes of black detection.' Thoughtfully executed and well written."--Choice. "Insightful readings of neglected or 'lost texts."'--American Literature. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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173 Sorel, Germaine J. PAQUITO OF HAITI: A Ray of Sunshine
New York: Vantage Press, (1994). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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174 Soyinka, Wole DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1987). 0809037939 / 9780809037933 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if faintly age-toned, printed dust jacket. 
Critically acclaimed play by the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian poet and dramatist. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 Stewart, Elisabeth J.; illustrated by James E. Ransome BIMMI FINDS A CAT
New York: Clarion Books, (1996). 0395646529 / 9780395646526 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated, laminated boards, with doublespread illustrated endsheets; in matching wraparound illustrated dust jacket. With vibrant, richly-hued, full-color paintings by Coretta Scott King Award-winner, James E. Ransome. 
Picture book tale of an African-American boy who misses his cat, Crabmeat; when a new kitty comes up to Bimmi while he is fishing, he wants more than anything to keep her. Set on Galveston Island. Ransome's art is absolutely superb. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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176 Stowers, J. Anthony THE ALIENS
San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, 1967. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Fine, in slick photo-pictorial, stapled wraps. 
Chapbook collection of poetry by the African-American poet, including "The Natives Abroad"; "Dakar" (which appeared in the Evergreen Review of June, 1967); "Zanj"; "Benin; "Return to Kafrika"; "Saint Billie Holiday"; "HAM-let"; "Reggin"; others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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177 Sutton, Irma L. REQUIEM FOR A FINE LADY
New York, N. Y.: Carlton Press, Inc., (1978). 0806209410 / 9780806209418 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in sand-colored cloth with black spine titles; in a lightly rubbed and shelfworn pictorial dust jacket. A very scarce book from this subsidy publisher, whose publications are traditionally issued in very tiny quantities. 
A slender volume of 40 pages of poetry by the black Georgia-born poet, teacher, counselor, mother, and grandmother. These poems are a celebration of womanhood, life, and love reflecting the pride and oppression of the African heritage experience. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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178 Tademy, Lalita CANE RIVER
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (2001). 0446530522 / 9780446530521 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Tademy's riveting family saga chronicles four generations of women born into slavery along the Cane River in Louisiana."--Regina Marler. A selection of Oprah's Book Club. True first edition without the oprah book club banner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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179 Tademy, Lalita CANE RIVER
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (2001). 0446530522 / 9780446530521 First edition, first printing: later state dust jacket, with Oprahs' Book Club endorsement. Hardcover. Mild bumping to the corner tips, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Like the river of its title, Tademy's saga of strong-willed black women flows from one generation to the next, from slavery to freedom."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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180 Taylor, Mildred D. ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY
New York: Dial Books, (1976). 0803774737 / 9780803774735 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Newbery Award seal to front panel. Jacket artwork and frontispiece by Jerry Pinkney. 
1977 Newbery Award-winning juvenile novel set in Mississippi at the height of the depression, the story of one family's struggle to survive and to maintain their integrity, pride and independence. Second book in Taylor's series about Cassie Logan. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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