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Essays in African literature

Essays in African literature

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Published by Centre [for] Commonwealth Literature and Research, University of Mysore in Mysore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism.,
  • African literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementeditor, H. H. Anniah Gowda ; foreword, Michael Thorpe.
    SeriesPowre above powres ;, 3
    ContributionsAnniah Gowda, H. H., 1927-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .E8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. ;
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4075573M
    LC Control Number79900716

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