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WEST AFRICAN PENGUINS Series


'WA' 1 - 14





Penguin produced a series of its books covering West African issues during the 1950's and early 1960's - a time of great political and social change in the region.

The first book published was Local Government by R. E Wraith in October 1953 - and the last of the 14 books was published in July 1965. By then, the books had been restyled THE PENGUIN AFRICAN SERIES, and this in turn was superceded by the PENGUIN AFRICAN LIBRARY, using the abbreviation 'AP'. This covered the wider area of the whole of the African continent.

The books show the usual 'Penguin' logo, with a palm tree curved over the logo from the left.



Information and cover photographs of West African Penguins Series:

WA 1
Series No.: WA 1
Title: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Author: R. E. Wraith
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: October 1953
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Image shown of 1956 reprint
WA 2
Series No.: WA 2
Title: FOOD AND HEALTH
Author: S. D. Onabamiro
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: October 1953
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
WA 3
Series No.: WA 3
Title: FOLK TALES AND FABLES
Author: P. Itayemi and P. Gurrey
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
WA 4
Series No.: WA 4
Title: THE MACHINERY OF SELF GOVERNMENT
Author: David Kimble
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
WA 5
Series No.: WA 5
Title: REPTILES OF WEST AFRICA
Author: George Cansdale
Illustrations: 8 pages of drawings in text
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: August 1955
Pages: 104pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
WA 6
Series No.: WA 6
Title: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
Author: Walter Birmingham
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: August 1955
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
WA 7
Series No.: WA 7
Title: WEST AFRICA AND THE COMMONWEALTH
Author: Dennis Austin
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: May 1957
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
WA 8
Series No.: WA 8
Title: LABOUR PROBLEMS IN WEST AFRICA
Author: J. I. Roper
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: June 1958
Pages: 112pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
WA 9
Series No.: WA 9
Title: CHRISTIANITY AND POLITICS IN AFRICA
Author: John V. Taylor
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: May 1957
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
WA 10
Series No.: WA 10
Title: LARGER BIRDS OF WEST AFRICA
Author: David A. Bannermn
Illustrations: 54 illustrations in text by Henrik Grönvold
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: June 1958
Pages: 200pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
WA 11
Series No.: WA 11
Title: INTRODUCING CHRISTIANITY
Authors: E. H. Pyle and S. G. Williamson
Cover design: by John and Kenneth Astrop
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: May 1962
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
WA 12
Series No.: WA 12
Title: AFRICAN POLITICAL PARTIES An Introductory Guide
Author: Thomas Hodgkin
Cover design: by John and Kenneth Astrop
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: November 1961
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
WA 13
Series No.: WA 13
Title: WHITE SETTLERS IN TROPICAL AFRICA
Author: L. H. Gann and P. Duignan
Cover design: by John and Kenneth Astrop
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: February 1962
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
WA 14
Series No.: WA 14
Title: THE LIFE OF AZIKIWE
Author: K. A. B. Jones-Quartey
Series editors: David and Helen Kimble
Date Published: July 1965
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-



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