Contemporary Africa development, culture and the state by Morag Bell

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Published by Longman in Harlow .

Written in English

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  • Africa -- Economicconditions -- 1960-,
  • Africa -- Civilization -- 20th century.

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Includes bibliography and index.

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StatementMorag Bell.
LC ClassificationsHC800
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Pagination(256)p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23133532M
ISBN 100582300908

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