Death in the African family

a handbook on how Africans bury their dead by Okoli, Enukora Joe Mazi.

Publisher: North London ITeC Press in London

Written in English
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Statementby Mazi Enukora Joe Okoli ; with illustrations by Bisi Ogunbadejo.
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15359891M
ISBN 100952680602

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