Themes in African literature in French
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Published by Spectrum Books in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English


  • African literature (French) -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Sam Ade Ojo and Olusola Oke.
SeriesAfrican literature series -- 2, African literature series (Ibadan, Nigeria) -- no 2.
ContributionsOjo, Sam Ade., Oke, Olusola.
LC ClassificationsPQ3980 .T465 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 329 p. ;
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19137674M
ISBN 109780292063
LC Control Number2001419968

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