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Penguin AFRICAN LIBRARY Series


'AP' AP1 - AP46





This was a development from the West African series (WA) which ran from October 1953 to July 1965 and published 14 volumes. The African Library took in the full range of African affairs. Ronald Segal edited the series, which began in June 1962. Over forty titles were published.



Information and cover photographs of the Penguin AFRICAN LIBRARY series:

Number: AP1
Series No.: AP1
Title: AFRICAN PROFILES
Author: Ronald Segal
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 6/-
Number: AP2
Series No.: AP2
Title: A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA
Authors: Roland Oliver and J. D. Fage
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli, photos by Europress
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: AP3
Series No.: AP3
Title: PORTUGAL IN AFRICA
Author: James Duffy
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.

Series No.: AP4
NOT ISSUED
Number: AP5
Series No.: AP5
Title: THE POLITICS OF PARTNERSHIP The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Author: Patrick Keatley
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Illustrations: 3 maps
Date Published: May 1963
Pages: 528pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: AP6
Series No.: AP6
Title: THE ARAB ROLE IN AFRICA
Author: Jacques Baulin
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: AP7
Series No.: AP7
Title: MODERN POETRY FROM AFRICA
Edited: by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: June 1963
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: AP8
Series No.: AP8
Title: SOUTH AFRICA'S HOSTAGES Basutoland, Bechuannaland and Swaziland
Author: Jack Halpern
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Keith Burns; photo: Central Office of Information
Date Published: November 1965
Pages: 496pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Number: AP9
Series No.: AP9
Title: SOUTH AFRICA: THE PEASANTS' REVOLT
Author: Govan Mbeki
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Germano Facetti; photo by Alan cash
Date Published: August 1964
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: AP10
Series No.: AP10
Title: SOUTH-WEST AFRICA
Author: Ruth First
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: June 1963
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: AP11
Series No.: AP11
Title: EAST AFRICA: THE SEARCH FOR UNITY - KENYA, TANGANYIKA AND ZANZIBAR
Author: A. J. BHughes
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Robert Hollingsworth
Date Published: december 1963
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP12
Series No.: AP12
Title: THE RISE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REICH
Author: Brian Bunting
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Gillian Lewis
Date Published: April 1964
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP13
Series No.: AP13
Title: WHICH WAY AFRICA? The Search for a New Society
Author: Basil Davidson
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: Ole Vedel; phtographs by George Rodger and Marc Riboud (Magnum photos)
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: April 1964
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: AP14
Series No.: AP14
Title: THE NEW STATES OF WEST AFRICA
Author: Ken Post
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Massimo Vignelli
Date Published: August 1964
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP15
Series No.: AP15
Title: 'MAU MAU' DETAINEE
Author: Josiah Mwangi Kariuki
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Richard Hollis
Date Published: June 1965
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP16
Series No.: AP16
Title: NASSER'S EGYPT
Author: Peter Mansfield
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover: photograph of Gamal Abdul Nasser by Keystone Press
Date Published: August 1965
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP17
Series No.: AP17
Title: AFRICAN OUTLINE A General Introduction
Author: Paul Bohannan
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Bruce Robertson
Date Published: April 1966
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP18
Series No.: AP18
Title: SOUTH AFRICA: THE STRUGGLE FOR A BIRTHRIGHT
Author: Mary Benson
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Tony Anderson
Date Published: July 1966
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Number: AP19
Series No.: AP19
Title: AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS
Author: Ioan Davies
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Rodney Ford
Date Published: April 1966
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: AP20
Series No.: AP20
Title: AFRICAN PAST: CHRONICLES FROM ANTIQUITY TO MODERN TIMES
Author: Basil Davidosn
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Germano Facetti using an Athenian vase and a Marka mask
Date Published: January 1967
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: AP21
Series No.: AP21
Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN NIGERIA
Author: Okoi Arikpo
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover: photograph by Camera Press Ltd and Federation of Nigeria
Date Published: March 1967
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: AP22
Series No.: AP22
Title: AFRICA IN SOCIAL CHANGE
Author: P. C. Lloyd
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Germano Facetti
Date Published: July 1967
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: AP23
Series No.: AP23
Title: UNITY OR POVERTY? - The Economics of Pan Africanism
Author: Reginald H. Green and Ann Seidman
Foreword: by Thomas Hodgkin Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Nicoletta Baroni
Date Published: February 1968
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 7/6d
Number: AP24
Series No.: AP24
Title: AFRICA IN PROSE
Edited: by E. O. Dathorne and Willfried Feuser
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Patrick McCreeth
Date Published: July 1969
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
Number: AP25
Series No.: AP25
Title: CLASS AND COLOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1850-1950
Author: H.J. and R. E. Simons
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Robert Hollingsworth using an engraving
Date Published: September 1969
Pages: 704pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: £1.05 21/-
Number: AP26
Series No.: AP26
Title: RELIGION IN AFRICA
Author: Geoffrey Parrinder
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Roger Hollingsworth
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
Number: AP27
Series No.: AP27
Title: THE LIBERATION OF GUINÉ Aspects of an African Revolution
Author: Basil Davidson
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Patrick McCreeth
Illustrations: 8 pages of black and white photographs; maps
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 176pp. + 8pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
Number: AP28
Series No.: AP28
Title: THE STRUGGLE FOR MOZAMBIQUE
Author: Eduardo Mondlane
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: Patrick McCreeth
Illustration: 8 pages of black and white photographs
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 224pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 8/- (40p)
Number: AP29
Series No.: AP29
Title: THE MAGHREB IN THE MODERN WORLD Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco
Author: Samir Amin
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover Design: by Germano Facetti; photo by Nelson Christmas
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 45p 9/-
Number: AP30
Series No.: AP30
Title: CONFLICT IN THE CONGO
Author: Thomas Kanza
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover illustration: photograph by Camera Press
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 346pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 65p
Number: AP31
Series No.: AP31
Title: PORTUGUESE AFRICA AND THE WEST
Author: William Minter
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Germano Facetti; photograph by Lord Kilbracken
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 40p
Number: AP32
Series No.: AP32
Title: THE DISCARDED PEOPLE An account of African resettlement in South Africa
Author: Cosmos Desmond
Preface: Lord Caradon
Foreword: Nadine Gordimer
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Illustrations: 8 pages of black and white photographs
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 266pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
Number: AP33
Series No.: AP33
Title: THE BARREL OF A GUN: POLITICAL POWER IN AFRICA AND THE COUP D'ETAT
Author: Ruth First
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Patrick McCreeth, photograph by Alistair Matheson (Camera Press)
Date Published: 25 May 1972
Pages: 514pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 75p
Number: AP34
Series No.: AP34
Title: THE HIGH PRICE OF PRINCIPLES: KAUNDA AND THE WHITE SOUTH
Author: Richard Hall
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover illustration: photograph by Camera Press
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 50p
Number: AP35
Series No.: AP35
Title: NEO-COLONIALISM IN WEST AFRICA
Author: Samir Amin
Translated: by Francis McDonagh
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Patrick McCreeth, photographs by Keystone Agency
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 300pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 70p
Number: AP36
Series No.: AP36
Title: THE AFRICANS
Author: Basil Davidson
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: a painted East African wood figure from the Museum für Völkerunde, Vienna
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 60p
Number: AP37
Series No.: AP37
Title: THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONNECTIONS: WESTERN INVESTMENT IN APARTHEID
Authors: Ruth First, Jonathan Steele and Christabel Gurney
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Ralph Steadman
Date Published: 1973
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 60p

Series No.: AP38
NOT ISSUED
Number: AP39
Series No.: AP39
Title: IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: ANGOLA'S PEOPLE
Author: Basil Davidson
Illustration: 8 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Ralph Steadman
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 352pp. + 8pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 90p
Number: AP40
Series No.: AP40
Title: LIBYA: THE ELUSIVE REVOLUTION
Author: Ruth First
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Peter Fluck
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 296pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 70p
Number: AP41
Series No.: AP41
Title: RHODESIA: WHITE RACISM AND IMPERIAL RESPONSE
Author: Martin Loney
Series Editor: not stated (presumed Ronald Segal)
Cover design: by Topix
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 70p
Number: AP42
Series No.: AP42
Title: MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS: ZAMBIA'S STRUGGLE AGAINST WESTERN CONTROL
Author: Anthony Martin
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: by Salim Patell
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 90p

Series No.: AP43
NOT ISSUED
Number: AP44
Series No.: AP44
Title: SOUTH AFRICA: AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
Author: Freda Troup
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Cover design: a detail of 'The Battle of Isandhlwana' by C. E. Fripp, National Army Museum, London (photograph Hawkley Studios Ltd)
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 480pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: £1.25p

Series No.: AP45
NOT ISSUED
Number: AP46
Series No.: AP46
Title: MOZAMBIQUE: MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTION
Author: John Paul
Illustration: 3 maps
Series Editor: Ronald Segal
Date Published: 1975
Pages: 232pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 80p



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