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History of West Africa

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

  • Africa, West
    • Subjects:
    • Africa, West -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by J. F. A. Ajayi and Michael Crowder.
      ContributionsCrowder, Michael, 1934- joint author.
      LC ClassificationsDT475 .A77
      The Physical Object
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4469118M
      ISBN 100231036280, 0231036299
      LC Control Number79173985

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