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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Cameroon.

Subjects:

  • Tales -- Cameroon.,
  • Folklore -- Cameroon.

Book details:

About the Edition

Retells 27 traditional tales from the west African country of Cameroon.

Edition Notes

StatementLoreto Todd ; with drawings by Geoffrey Whittam.
ContributionsWhittam, Geoffrey, 1916-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.T515 To
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 121 p. :
Number of Pages121
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4739677M
ISBN 100710000227
LC Control Number78040671

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