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Africa: history of a continent by Basil Davidson

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementWith photos. by Werner Forman
ContributionsForman, Werner, illus
LC ClassificationsDT20 .D28 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24763646M
LC Control Number66015495

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