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2 edition of Africa in prose found in the catalog.

Africa in prose

O. R. Dathorne

Africa in prose

edited by O.R. Dathorne and Willfried Feuser.

by O. R. Dathorne

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Published by Penguin Books in [Harmondsworth, Mddx.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African prose literature -- Translations into English,
  • English prose literature -- Translations from African

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPenguin African library
    ContributionsFeuser, Willfried, 1928-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination383 p. ;
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21759577M

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