Topics in West African history by A. Adu Boahen

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Published by Longman Group in Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Africa, West

Subjects:

  • Africa, West -- History -- To 1884.,
  • Africa, West -- History -- 1884-1960.,
  • Africa, West -- History -- 1960-

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAdu Boahen with J.F. Ade Ajayi and Michael Tidy.
ContributionsAjayi, J. F. Ade., Tidy, Michael.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT475 .B63 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2466758M
ISBN 10058258504X
LC Control Number87176011
OCLC/WorldCa15580435

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