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THE MISSION OF THE POET

By: Senghor, Leopold ; Translated by R. W. Thompson

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Port of Spain, University of the West Indies: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37014

Condition: Near Fine


Art & Civilisation Series: 1; 10 pages; Clean and tight in original printed stiff wrappers. OCLC: 2034162 A very uncommon publication by Senghor. Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906 – 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française and one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues i... View more info

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Report on the Principles and Programme of the Party. Constituent Congress of the P. F. A.

By: Senghor, Leopold Sedar

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Presence Africaine: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40887

Condition: Very Good-


88 pages; The Party of the African Federation. Constituent Congress of the P. F. A. - Dakar - 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 1959. A tiny drip stain at top of front wrapper, toning to edges. The origin of the African Federation Party. OCLC: 6701421 An important document on the path to achieving Senegal's independence in 1960. Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906 – 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. Before independence, he f... View more info

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CARNETS DU GENERAL TAHON AVEC LES BATISSEURS DE L'EMPIRE Tonkin, Dahomey, Madagascar, Sahara, Maroc, La Grande Guerre (1882-1918)

By: Tahon, General Mathias-Jules-Pierre

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Paris, Bernard Grasset: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38626

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with several fascinating sepia photographs. General Tahon traveled broadly in colonial service with the French Foreign Legion. He was stationed in Tonkin in the Far East in 1887. In the 1890s he was transferred to Algeria, Dahomey and Madagascar. In the first years of the twentieth century her served in the Sahara and Morocco. "Le general Tahon a fait une honorable carriere. Ses carnets de route n'apportent aucune revelation. On y cueille un vivant portrait de Dugenne..." View more info

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Cicatrice - Un village et l'excision

By: Voincon, Dominique ; Benoit Lange (Photographer)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Lausanne, Favre: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39278

ISBN: 2828907678

Condition: Very Good+


French Edition; 172 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial boards. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs by Benoît Lange. French text by Dominique Voincon. Ceintes de grands pagnes aux couleurs chatoyantes, cheveux soigneusement tressés, les femmes d'Afrique de l'Ouest égaient les allées de leurs villages de leurs rires cristallins. Elles entraînent, dans leur sillage chaloupant, des petites filles aux grands yeux noirs cramponnées au seau d'eau qu'elles portent sur la tête. Droites comme de jeunes pousses de mil, les petites savent que leur précieux liquide est un... View more info

The Alan Wurtzburger Collection of African Sculpture

By: Wingert, Paul S.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41976

Condition: Very Good


30 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pictorial yellow wrappers, upper left and lower right corner mildly bumped. Catalogue of 101 works in the collection of an exhibition held in 1954, with note following the original foreword indicating that the collection was presented to the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958. Examples from the Sudan, Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Cameroons, Gabun, and Belgian Congo. View more info