Studies in the African novel



Publisher: Ibadan University Press in [Ibadan]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 258 Downloads: 127
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Subjects:

  • African fiction (English) -- History and criticism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Samuel Omo Asein and Albert Olu Ashaolu.
SeriesModern essays on African literature -- v. 1, Ibadan literature series -- 4
ContributionsAsein, S. O., Ashaolu, Albert Olu.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9344 .S89 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 258 p. --
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14648006M
ISBN 109781211148

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