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African literature

overview and bibliography
  • 140 Pages
  • 3.47 MB
  • English

Nova Science Publishers , New York
African literature -- Bibliogr
StatementJonathan P. Smithe, editor.
ContributionsSmithe, Jonathan P.
LC ClassificationsZ3508.L5 A4155 2002, PL8010 A4155 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination140 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3701978M
ISBN 101590332903
LC Control Number2003268480

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