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Published by Edward Arnold in London .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Achebe, Chinua,
  • Igbo (African people) in literature,
  • Nigeria -- In literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Kate Turkington.
SeriesStudies in English literature ; no. 66
LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.A3 T537
The Physical Object
Pagination63, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4281266M
ISBN 100713159324
LC Control Number78307433

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