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A Land Apart  A South African Reader, Coetzee, J. M. &  Andre Philippus Brink
1 Coetzee, J. M. & Andre Philippus Brink A Land Apart A South African Reader
London Faber & Faber 1986 0571139337 / 9780571139330 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Prev. owner's name on FFEP in black ink, some tanning of pages as is common in British books of this era.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 8.66 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages; "A Land Apart explores the literary traditions (Black and White, English and Afrikaans) of South Africa as they engage with the reality of life there today." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Search for a Place, Black Separatism and Africa, 1860, Delany, M.R. & Campbell, Robert
2 Delany, M.R. & Campbell, Robert Search for a Place, Black Separatism and Africa, 1860
Ann Arbor MI University of Michigan Press 1969 0472279106 / 9780472279104 1st Thus Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Price clipped dustjacket shows light soil, closed tear top edge ; A bright, solid book, book as new ; reprint of 2 works published in 1860; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; The two works reprinted in this volume are: Official Report of the Niger Exploring Party, by Delany (Chief Commissioner to Africa) and A Pigrimage to My Motherland; An Account of a Journey Among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa in 1859-60 by Robert Campbell who was one of the Commissioners of the Niger Valley Exploring Party. Extensive introduction by Howard H. Bell. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Sword and the Cross  Two Men and an Empire of Sand, Fleming, Fergus
3 Fleming, Fergus The Sword and the Cross Two Men and an Empire of Sand
New York Grove Press 2003 080211752X / 9780802117526 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bookdealers stamp on inside front board. Remainder marks on top and bottom page edges. Top fore corners lightly bumped. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.34 X 6.34 X 1.25 inches; 249 pages; "The Sword and the Cross takes us to the Sahara at the end of the nineteenth century, when the desert remained largely unexplored by Europeans. But France, which had seized Algeria in 1830, had designs on this hostile wilderness. Charles de Foucauld and Henri Laperrine, two friends, were part of this conquest. The one a layabout and womanizer, the other a stern career soldier, each found his vocation in the desert. Foucauld abandoned his decadent lifestyle and founded a severe monastic order. Living off dates and barley, the gourmand became a sun-baked scarecrow, thought by many to be a saint. Yet he remained a committed imperialist, and continued to assist the military. Laperrine founded a camel corps whose exploits became legendary. Surviving on dates and water, he led his men across the desert as Foucauld, guide and interpreter, trudged along reciting prayers. When the Sahara's fragile peace crumbled during World War I, Foucauld paid a tragic price for his role as imperial pawn. Laperrine, by then recalled to the Western Front, returned to avenge his friend. A haunting narrative of a forgotten period in Europe's colonial crusade, this is also a story of hatred and friendship, discovery and delusion." 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Diamonds, Gold, and War  The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa, Meredith, Martin
4 Meredith, Martin Diamonds, Gold, and War The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
New York PublicAffairs 2007 1586484737 / 9781586484736 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6 X 1 inches; 570 pages; "Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced first upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds, and then upon its richest deposits of gold. What followed was a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land, culminating in the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and in the devastation of the Boer republics.Martin Meredith's account of those years portrays the great wealth and raw power, the deceit, corruption, and racism that lay behind Britain's empire-building in southern Africa. Based on significant new research and filled with atmospheric detail, it focuses on the fascinating rivalry between diamond titan Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger, the Boer leader whose only education was the Bible, who believed the earth was flat, yet who defied Britain's prime ministers and generals for nearly a quarter of a century. Diamonds, Gold and War makes palpable the cost of western greed to Africa's native peoples, and explains the rise of the virulent Afrikaner nationalism that eventually took hold in South Africa, with repercussions lasting nearly a century." 
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