Cristina de Middel / Afronauts (signed) / First Edition / 2012
Cristina de Middel / Afronauts (signed). Edition : First / Madrid / Self Published / 2012 / Hardcover. / Near FIne Small 4to, Unpaginated (ca 88pp), Printed wraps as issued. In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race. Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger. Appointments can be made to view or collect items in our shop in central London. The item "Cristina de Middel / Afronauts (signed) / First Edition / 2012" is in sale since Monday, June 05, 2017.
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