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Contemporary Nigerian poetry and the poetics of orality

Ezenwa-Ohaeto.

Contemporary Nigerian poetry and the poetics of orality

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Published by E. Breitinger in Bayreuth, Germany .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria,
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Nigerian poetry (English) -- History and criticism.,
    • Pidgin English poetry -- Nigeria -- History and criticism.,
    • Nigerian poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
    • Literature and folklore -- Nigeria.,
    • Oral tradition in literature.,
    • Oral tradition -- Nigeria.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-180) and index.

      StatementEzenwa-Ohaeto.
      SeriesBayreuth African studies,, 45, Bayreuth African studies series ;, 45.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9387.2 .E9 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination182 p. ;
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL497349M
      ISBN 103927510467, 3927510580
      LC Control Number98231667
      OCLC/WorldCa40123019


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