Social change and economic reform in Africa

Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet (The Scandinavian Institute of African Studies) in Uppsala

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  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions -- 1960- -- Congresses.,
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Peter Gibbon.
ContributionsGibbon, Peter., Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
LC ClassificationsHC800 .S6 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination381 p.:
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1161349M
ISBN 109171063315
LC Control Number94140143

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