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3 edition of Contemporary African poems found in the catalog.

Contemporary African poems

"Lai Joseph

Contemporary African poems

universe in focus

by "Lai Joseph

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Published by Dubeo Press in Lagos .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Lai Joseph.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 87/08400 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2492921M
ISBN 109783028219
LC Control Number87462167
OCLC/WorldCa610897940

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