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We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party

By: Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Price: $89.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, South End Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15080

ISBN: 0896087182

Condition: Near Fine


An unmarked copy with mild wear. An insider history of one of America's most revolutionary organizations. Illustrated, bibliography, index. ; 292 pages View more info

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Baby of the Family

By: Ansa, Tina McElroy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1951

ISBN: 015110431X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

Naming the New World

By: Baker, Calvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19272

ISBN: 0312151780

Condition: 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. View more info

The Salt Eaters

By: Bambara, Toni Cade

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17890

ISBN: 0394507126

Condition: 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. View more info

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Dead Time

By: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 896

ISBN: 0312070535

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

Slow Burn

By: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1865

ISBN: 0312092377

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

Sisters & Lovers

By: Briscoe, Connie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2057

ISBN: 0060171162

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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Voices from Leimert Park a poetry anthology

By: Buchanan, Shonda

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Tsehai Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15384

ISBN: 1599070154

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Brothers and Sisters

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21867

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Such Sweet Thunder

By: Carter, Vincent O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20895

Condition: 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. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Navarro, CA, Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18252

ISBN: 0931125006

Condition: 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. View more info

Leaving (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Dry, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11163

ISBN: 0312283318

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

Leaving

By: Dry, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11204

ISBN: 0312283318

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

Zulus

By: Everett, Percival

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY, Permanent Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3018

ISBN: 0932966977

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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American Desert

By: Everett, Percival

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3877

ISBN: 0786869178

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Devil's Hatband (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Greer, Robert O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 674

ISBN: 0892966343

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Greer on the title page. 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 View more info

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Fear of the Dark

By: Haywood, Gar Anthony

Price: $29.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2926

ISBN: 0333475984

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Haywood on the title page. 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 View more info

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Fear of the Dark

By: Haywood, Gar Anthony

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22321

ISBN: 0312017960

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Haywood on the title page. Rubbing to the corners and folds, and mild edgewear. 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 View more info

A Cold Fire Burning

By: Heard, Nathan C.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15146

ISBN: 0671271202

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A remainder mark to the bottom page edges, and light soiling to the dust jacket. An interracial love story set amidst the political changes of the early Seventies. Introduction by Claude Brown.; Remainder; 168 pages View more info

The School on 103rd Street

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $67.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4867

ISBN: 0533017564

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Jefferson on the title page. The author's scarce first novel. Slight soiling to the rear pastedown and endpapers. Light staining to the dust jacket flaps. Minor rubbing and edgewear. When Dr. Carter investigates the murder of a young black boy, he uncovers a government conspiracy to segregate the country's African-American communities. ; 203 pages; Signed by Author View more info