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146: Fontana Africa, Part III

June 24, 2013

Here’s the third and final week of covers from the Fontana African Fiction series. I’ve given a bunch of back story and context for these covers in the previous two weeks, which you can read HERE. Like last week, I’m largely going to let these covers speak for themselves. At the end of the covers in this post I’ve written up a full bibliography for the books I actually have, and can confirm the details for, including designer and photographer information when available, and original publication dates. Next week we’ll get into something completely different!
 

 

 

 

 
Fontana African Fiction, bibliography:
Cameron Duodu, The Gab Boys (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1971). #2197. [First issued by Fontana in 1969]
Obi B. Egbuna, Emperor of the Sea (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1975). #4036. [First issued by Fontana in 1974]
Buchi Emecheta, The Bride Price (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1982). #4518. [First issued by Fontana in 1978]
Buchi Emecheta, Destination Biafra (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1983). #6835.
Buchi Emecheta, The Slave Girl (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1981). #5052. Cover photograph by Robert Golden. [First issued by Fontana in 1979]
Chukwuemeka Ike, The Chicken Chasers (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1981). #5947. [First issued by Fontana in 1980]
Chukwuemeka Ike, The Naked Gods (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1971). #2770.
Chukwuemeka Ike, The Potter’s Wheel (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1980). #3449. [First issued by Fontana in 1974]
Chukwuemeka Ike, Toads for Supper (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1971). #2492. [First issued by Fontana in 1965]
Camera Laye, The African Child: Memories of a West African Childhood (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1968). #1236. Cover design by Farnhill. [First issued by Fontana in 1959]
Camera Laye, A Dream of Africa (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1970). #2252
Camera Laye, The Guardian of the Word (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1980). #5946.
Camera Laye, The Radiance of the King (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1965). #1208. Cover design by Farnhill.
Nkem Nwankwo, Danda (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1972). #2903.
Nkem Nwankwo, My Mercedes is Bigger than Yours (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1981). #4412. Cover photograph by John Farrara. [First issued by Fontana in 1976]
Gabriel Okara, The Voice (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1973). #3154.
Wole Soyinka, The Interpreters (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1980). #2872. [First issued by Fontana in 1972]
Adaora Lily Ulasi, Many Thing You No Understand (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1975).
Adaora Lily Ulasi, Many Thing Begin for Change (Isle of Man, British Isles: Fontana, 1975). #3892.

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