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Language and the quest for political and social identity in the African novel

by John Bolland

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Published by Woeli, African Books Collective [distributor] in Accra, Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Iyayi, Festus.,
  • Achebe, Chinua, -- 1930-,
  • African fiction (English) -- History and criticism.,
  • Politics in literature.,
  • Group identity in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Bolland.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination81p. ;
    Number of Pages81
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22215429M
    ISBN 109964978359

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