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Published by New Africa Books in Claremont, South Africa .
Written in English



  • Africa


  • Folk literature, African -- Congresses,
  • Oral tradition -- Africa -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Russell H. Kaschula.
ContributionsKaschula, Russell.
LC ClassificationsGR350 .I56 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 285 p. :
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3638040M
ISBN 101919876073
LC Control Number2002443209

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