Classic Black African poems.

  • 61 Pages
  • 4.51 MB
  • English
Eakins Press , New York
African poetry -- Translations into Eng
StatementSelected and edited by Willard R. Trask.
LC ClassificationsPL8013.E5 T7
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5221552M
LC Control Number75152054

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Poetry Translations into English Translations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Trask, Willard R. (Willard Ropes), Classic Black African poems. New York, Eakins Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Willard R Trask.

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