Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover large octavo with black and colored dust jacket; 5 preliminary leaves, 324 pages; b/w illustrations, portraits. Very good (+). Some discoloration at top and bottom boards and minor bump to bottom right corner. Dust jacket is good with some chips and tears at edges and corners. Dust jacket in archival mylar. Item #88831
Author signed and inscribed on front free-end paper. Contents: Memories of the past -- White and black medicine -- Degradation -- Under suspicion -- Kraal-land -- Revolt. || This text is an expansion of the author's 1937 article Black Hamlet : the mind of an African Negro revealed by psychoanalysis. "This is the true story of John Chavafambira. It is a unique, never-before-written account of a native African medicine man, his life experiences and inner conflicts, etched against the background of two worlds-- white and black -- in collision. It is an amazing study of seemingly irreconcilable elements, laid in South Africa where the clash of color is most violent" - front jacket flap.
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