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The theory of African literature implications for practical criticism by Chidi Amuta

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Published by Zed Books with the Institute for African Alternatives in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

StatementChidi Amuta.
SeriesZed cultural studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9340
The Physical Object
Pagination(224)p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23134128M
ISBN 100862325463, 0862325471

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