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Africans

John Iliffe

Africans

the history of a continent

by John Iliffe

  • 330 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Iliffe
    SeriesAfrican studies series -- 137, African studies series -- 137.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT20 .I45 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 402 pages
    Number of Pages402
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939277M
    ISBN 101107198321, 1316648125
    ISBN 109781107198326, 9781316648124
    LC Control Number2017005645
    OCLC/WorldCa973199805

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