Critical theory and African literature
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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

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Special issue.

StatementRichard Bjornson, editor.
SeriesResearch inAfrican literatures -- vol.21 (1)
ContributionsBjornson, Richard.
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Open LibraryOL20153851M

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