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West African religion a study of the beliefs and practices of Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, Ibo, and kindred peoples. With a foreword by Edwin Smith. by Edward Geoffrey Parrinder

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Published by Epworth Press in London .
Written in English


  • Africa, West -- Religion

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Bibliography: p. 196-197.

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Paginationxv, 203 p. map. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20828460M

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