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Critical theory and African literature

University of Calabar International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (6th 1986)

Critical theory and African literature

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Published by Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) in Ibadan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • African literature (English) -- History and criticism -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditors, R. Vanamali, E. Oko, A. Iloeje.
    SeriesCalabar studies in African literature ;, 3
    ContributionsVanamali, R., Oko, E., Iloeje, Azubike Festus., University of Calabar. Dept. of English and Literary Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .U72 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 318 p. ;
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2141266M
    ISBN 10978129843X
    LC Control Number88210609


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