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West African poetry

a critical history

by Fraser, Robert

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • West African poetry -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Fraser.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8014.W37 F73 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 351 p. :
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2548009M
    ISBN 10052130993X, 052131223X
    LC Control Number85029976

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