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Culture, tradition and society in the West African novel

Emmanuel Obiechina

Culture, tradition and society in the West African novel

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


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Statementby Emmanuel Obiechina.
The Physical Object
Pagination266p.
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21176476M


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