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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Theater -- Africa -- History -- 20th century,
  • Performing arts -- Africa -- History -- 20th century,
  • African drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-268) and index.

Statementedited by John Conteh-Morgan and Tejumola Olaniyan.
SeriesAfrican expressive cultures
ContributionsConteh-Morgan, John., Olaniyan, Tejumola.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2969 .A34 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3288540M
ISBN 100253344395, 0253217016
LC Control Number2004000688

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