The French presence in Black Africa by Edward M. Corbett

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  • Africa, French-speaking West,
  • France,
  • Africa, French-speaking Equatorial


  • Africa, French-speaking West -- Relations -- France,
  • France -- Relations -- Africa, French-speaking West,
  • Africa, French-speaking Equatorial -- Relations -- France,
  • France -- Relations -- Africa, French-speaking Equatorial

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [199]-202.

Book details

Statementby Edward M. Corbett.
SeriesDimensions of the Black intellectual experience
LC ClassificationsDT33 .C67
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 209 p.
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4770772M
ISBN 100879530014
LC Control Number78172331

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