Those magical years

the making of Nigerian literature at Ibadan, 1948-1966 by Robert M. Wren

Publisher: Three Continents Press in Washington, D.C

Written in English
Cover of: Those magical years | Robert M. Wren
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Places:

  • Ibadan (Nigeria)

Subjects:

  • Nigerian literature (English) -- History and criticism.,
  • Authors, Nigerian -- 20th century -- Interviews.,
  • Ibadan (Nigeria) -- Intellectual life.

Edition Notes

StatementRobert M. Wren.
SeriesTime/space ;, v. 1, Time/place ;, v. 1.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9387 .W74 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 147 p. :
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2214019M
ISBN 100894106554, 0894106562
LC Control Number89037016

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