African philosophy an introduction

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Statement[compiled by] Richard A. Wright
ContributionsWright, Richard A., 1943-
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 258 p., [21] p. ;
Number of Pages258
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Open LibraryOL16361497M
ISBN 100819101796

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