African literary appreciation

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Published by University of London Press in London .

Written in English

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  • African literature (English)

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Bibliography: p. [132]

Book details

Statement[compiled by] K. M. Lillis.
ContributionsLillis, K. M.
LC ClassificationsPR9345 .A27
The Physical Object
Pagination[12], 132 p. ;
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4942438M
ISBN 100340172592
LC Control Number76369928

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