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Hunting for African books

The postage will probably cost you more than the price of these books, which have been selling for as little as $3, thanks to the precipitous decline in the Zimbabwean dollar. Write for story lists and current prices to these publishers:

*THE LOST HEADBAND By Mpho Moloko Illustrated by Clare Menck 16 pp., Ages 1-5 Cambridge University Press Book Promotions Prime Park, Unit 1, Section B Mocke Road, Diep River Cape Town 7800, South Africa

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*STORIES FROM A SHONA CHILDHOOD By Charles Mungoshi 55 pp., Ages 8-11 Baobab Books A division of Academic Books P.O. Box 567 Harare, Zimbabwe

*HOW THOPO BECAME A GREAT N'ANGA By Stephen Alumenda Illustrated by Tribal Designs 30 pp., Ages 8-11 Baobab Books

*MARITA GOES TO SCHOOL By Stephen Alumenda Illustrated by Tribal Designs 30 pp., Ages 8-11 Baobab Books

*VOICES Edited by N. Mpesha, E. Alembi, L. Osanjo, and K. Kirago 60 pp., For young adults Focus Publications Ltd. P.O. Box 28176 Nairobi, Kenya

*FROM RAGS TO RICHES AND OTHER STORIES By Riyaz Bachani 48 pp., Ages 7-11 Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Enterprise Road P.O. Box 30533 Nairobi, Kenya