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A black Byzantium the kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria. by Siegfried Frederick Nadel

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Published by Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford Univ. Press in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Nupe (African people),
  • Ethnology -- Africa, West,
  • Africa, Central -- Social life and customs

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Edition Notes

StatementBy S.F. Nadel. With a foreword by the Right Hon. Lord Lugard.
ContributionsInternational African Institute.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 420 p.
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14464716M

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