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West African narrative

Paul Geoffrey Edwards

West African narrative

an anthology for schools.

by Paul Geoffrey Edwards

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Published by Nelson in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • West African fiction (English),
    • Africa -- Fiction.

    • About the Edition

      Selections from English fiction by West African authors, compiled to encourage reading for pleasure among West Africans. Includes brief biographical sketches of the authors and critiques of their works.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ1.E35 We
      The Physical Object
      Pagination252 p.
      Number of Pages252
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5624581M
      LC Control Number68039231

      Born in Nigeria in , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is part of a new generation of African writers taking the literary world by storm. Adichie’s works are primarily character-driven, interweaving the background of her native Nigeria and social and political events into the : Anahit Behrooz.


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