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concept of land in the African novel

Sam A. Adewoye

concept of land in the African novel

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Published by Evans Brothers (Nigeria Publishers) in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • African fiction (English) -- History and criticism,
    • Landscape in literature,
    • Land use in literature,
    • Landscape -- Africa,
    • Land use -- Africa

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementSam A. Adewoye.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9344 .A34 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 131 p. ;
      Number of Pages131
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1628486M
      LC Control Number91176340

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