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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis, Ind .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Reprinted from Africa, Vol.36, no.4, October 1966.

Other titlesAfrica.
SeriesThe Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in the social sciences
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14870943M

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