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Baby of the Family, Ansa, Tina McElroy
1 Ansa, Tina McElroy Baby of the Family
New York Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich 1989 015110431X / 9780151104314 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Ansa on the title page. A coming-of-age novel with ethnic and supernatural threads that weave reality with the mystical. ; Signed by Author 
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2 Baker, Calvin Naming the New World
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312151780 / 9780312151782 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A multigenerational tale forms a portrait of a people's passage to a new world, following the voices, as one flows into the next, of six African Americans. 
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3 Bambara, Toni Cade The Salt Eaters
New York Random House 1980 0394507126 / 9780394507125 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Nicking to the head of the spine, and erasure marks to the free endpaper. Light foxing to the price-clipped dust jacket. As she sits in an infirmary and is questioned by a faith healer, Velma Henry probes her reasons for attempting to commit suicide, and the healing that takes place affects the lives of her town's Black inhabitants. 
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Dead Time, Bland, Eleanor Taylor
4 Bland, Eleanor Taylor Dead Time
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312070535 / 9780312070533 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bland on the title page. A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. In this first Marti MacAlister novel, the Cramer Hotel, a local flophouse, becomes the scene of a crime when a schizophrenic who had fled her wealthy family years before is found murdered in her room.; Signed by Author 
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5 Bland, Eleanor Taylor Slow Burn
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312092377 / 9780312092375 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bland on the title page. The deaths of a young woman and little girl in a suspicious fire that destroys a woman's clinic lead homicide detective Marti MacAlister and her partner, Vik Jessenovik, on the trail of an evil killer with a taste for young girls. A presentable copy, with the usual St. Martin's rubbing to the dust jacket. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.50 USD
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6 Briscoe, Connie Sisters & Lovers
New York HarperCollins 1994 0060171162 / 9780060171162 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Briscoe on the title page. A review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Set in and around Washington, D.C., Briscoe's debut novel centers on three sisters attempting to balance their needs for love and their self-respect in a male-defined society. ; Signed by Author 
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Voices from Leimert Park  a poetry anthology, Buchanan, Shonda
7 Buchanan, Shonda Voices from Leimert Park a poetry anthology
Hollywood, CA Tsehai Publishers 2006 1599070154 / 9781599070155 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by four of the authors, two on the half-title page, and two at their contributions. Slight edgewear, a near fine copy of this paperback original. A poetry anthology from African-American poets based in Los Angeles. ; Signed by Author 
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Brothers and Sisters, Campbell, Bebe Moore
8 Campbell, Bebe Moore Brothers and Sisters
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1994 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Campbell. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers, Very Good with light rubbing. Set in Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots, this novel explores both racial and sexual tensions. ; Signed by Author 
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9 Carter, Vincent O. Such Sweet Thunder
South Royalton, VT Steerforth Press 2003 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers with light rubbing. Written in 1963 and shelved, this novel by a black American expatriate who died in 1983 tells the story of a black child's life in Jim Crow America. 
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A Piece of Mine, Cooper, J. California
10 Cooper, J. California A Piece of Mine
Navarro, CA Wild Trees Press 1984 0931125006 / 9780931125003 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Light rubbing and creasing to the covers. A paperback original, and the author's first book. Precedes the Anchor Books reissue. Foreword by Alice Walker. 
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11 Dry, Richard Leaving
New York St. Martin's Press 2002 0312283318 / 9780312283315 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Dry. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. A Pushcart Editor's Prize nominee traces three generations of a hard-luck African-American family striving for happiness and normalcy in Oakland, California.; Signed by Author 
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12 Dry, Richard Leaving (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York St. Martin's Press 2002 0312283318 / 9780312283315 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Dry on the title page. Slight bump to the top corners. A Pushcart Editor's Prize nominee traces three generations of a hard-luck African-American family striving for happiness and normalcy in Oakland, California. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Durham, David Anthony Gabriel's Story (Includes signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York Doubleday 2001 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Durham. Gabriel Lynch, a fifteen-year-old African American boy living in the West of the 1870s, escapes the racial strife of the Reconstruction Era by running away from home to become a cowboy. Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for First Fiction. A signed Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
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American Desert, Everett, Percival
14 Everett, Percival American Desert
New York Hyperion Press 2004 0786869178 / 9780786869176 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Everett. Satire and adventure, as a guy sits up in his coffin and becomes by turns a media sensation, a devil, and a guinea pig for the military. By the author of A History of the African-American People [Proposed]. ; Signed by Author 
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15 Everett, Percival God's Country
Boston Faber & Faber 1994 0571198325 / 9780571198320 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Everett. Launching the publisher's Callaloo series, dedicated to books by ``writers of African descent,' ' this corrosively funny and disquieting picaresque novel addresses the politics of identity and the racist brutality that marked America's westward expansion after the Civil War. ; Signed by Author 
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16 Everett, Percival Zulus
Sag Harbor, NY Permanent Press 1990 0932966977 / 9780932966971 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Everett on the title page. Slight spotting to the top of the page edges. An apocalyptic novel combining science fiction plotting, black comedy, and abstract prose. By the author of Erasure. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Fabre, Michel and Robert E. Skinner Conversations with Chester Himes
Jackson, MS University Press of Mississippi 1995 0878058192 / 9780878058198 Softcover Fine 
Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Compiled here for the first time and drawn from many sources, these interviews span Himes's career and present a bold picture of a proud, brilliant, and combative man. 
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Grand Mothers: Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories about the Keepers of Our Traditions, Giovanni, Nikki
18 Giovanni, Nikki Grand Mothers: Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories about the Keepers of Our Traditions
New York Henry Holt and Company 1996 0805049037 / 9780805049039 First Paperback Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Briefly inscribed by Giovanni on the title page. A clean and unmarked copy. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy), Greer, Robert O.
19 Greer, Robert O. The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
New York Mysterious Press 1996 0892966343 / 9780892966349 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Greer. The first C. J. Floyd mystery. While searching for a prominent judge's daughter, African-American bounty hunter C. F. Floyd clashes with a radical environmental group whose plan to ban cattle from federal lands is only a front for dirty deeds. A signed Advance Reading Copy in wrappers is included.; Signed by Author 
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20 Haywood, Gar Anthony Fear of the Dark
London Macmillan 1988 0333475984 / 9780333475980 First British Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Haywood on the title page. Slight foxing to the page edges. This debut mystery introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into a bar in South Central Los Angeles to kill the owner.; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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