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Poetic imagination in Black Africa

essays on African poetry

by Tanure Ojaide

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Published by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • African poetry -- Black authors -- History and criticism.,
    • African poetry -- History and criticism.,
    • Blacks -- Africa -- Intellectual life.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementTanure Ojaide.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL8010.4 .O36 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 148 p. ;
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL978866M
      ISBN 100890898553
      LC Control Number96016122


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