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Essays on African literature.

W. L. Ballard

Essays on African literature.

by W. L. Ballard

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Published by School of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University in Atlanta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nigerian literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by W. L. Ballard.
    SeriesSpectrum. Monograph series in the arts and sciences,, v. 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8014.N6 B3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 195 p.
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5087147M
    LC Control Number74158476

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