by KGOSITSILE, Keorapetse (poems); BROOKS, Gwendolyn (introduction)
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1971. First Edition. Third volume of poetry (and the first by a major publisher) by exiled native of Johannesburg, South Africa. Kgositsile, who studied African-American literature extensively, is considered to be one of the earliest and most significant African authors of the Pan-African movement to bridge the gap between African and Black poetry. With an introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black and gray cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; 89, pp. Lower left corner of rear board gently tapped, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.95), lightly edgeworn, with sunning to spine and flap folds, and corresponding bump to lower edge of rear flap fold; Very Good+. (Inventory #: 29354)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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