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Towards an African literature

the emergence of literary form in Xhosa

by A. C. Jordan

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Xhosa literature -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A. C. Jordan.
    SeriesPerspectives on southern Africa,, 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8795.5 .J6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 116 p.
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5222533M
    ISBN 100520020790
    LC Control Number75165235

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