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An African Treasury: Articles, Essays, Stories, Poems, by Black Africans
Crown, New York 1960 - xiv, 207p. dj. 21cm. Chipping at ends of backstrip and cover corners. INSCRIBED to Amy Spingarn ("Especially for Amy Spingarn, Sincerely -- Langston New York, June 24, 1960"). Three postcards to Amy Spingarn from Nigeria laid in - one is from Hughes and the other two are from "Arthur" (presumably Arthur B. Spingarn, her brother-in-law who succeeded her husband as National President of the NAACP in 1940 and served in that capacity for a quarter of a century). Hughes went to Africa in November, 1960, to attend the inauguration of Nnamdi Azikwe as Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of newly-independent Nigeria. The Hughes postcard is undated and was sent from Kano. Its message is short: "Greetings from Nigeria! Langston." We assume that independence of Nigeria (and other former colonies) brought the President of the NAACP to Nigeria in October, 1960. Spingarn's postcards are dated October 5 and 14. The earlier one reports that he visited University College in Ibadan and the latter reports that he has had a happy and fruitful time and will have much to report when he returns. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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