3 edition of Contemporary African literature found in the catalog.
Contemporary African literature
University of Ife Bookshop.
Written in English
Co-sponsored by the British Council and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ife and held at various sites in Ibadan, Ile-Ife, and Lagos, Nov. 25-Dec. 21, 1971.
|Contributions||Great Britain. British Council, Ibadan & Lagos., Ife. University. Institute of African Studies.|
|LC Classifications||Z3508.L5 U54 1971|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 84 p.|
|Number of Pages||84|
|LC Control Number||74152341|
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