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Myth in Africa

Isidore Okpewho

Myth in Africa

a study of its aesthetic and cultural relevance

by Isidore Okpewho

  • 195 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Oral tradition -- Africa,
    • Mythology, Sub-Saharan African,
    • Folk literature, African -- History and criticism,
    • African literature -- History and criticism

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIsidore Okpewho.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR350 .O38 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 305 p. ;
      Number of Pages305
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3499569M
      ISBN 100521245540
      LC Control Number82019756

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