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African philosophy myth and reality by Paulin J. Hountondji

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


  • Philosophy, African.

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Edition Notes

StatementPaulin J. Hountondji ; translated by Henri Evans with the collaboration of Jonathan Rée ; introduction by Abiola Irele.
SeriesHutchinson university library for Africa
LC ClassificationsB5305 .H6813x 1983b
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3005578M
ISBN 100091519403, 0091519411
LC Control Number84672835

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