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Power in Africa.

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Published by Penguin Books in [Harmondsworth, Eng.] .
Written in English


  • Coups d"état -- Africa,
  • Africa -- Armed Forces -- Political activity,
  • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPenguin African library -- AP33.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 513 p.
Number of Pages513
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18887954M
ISBN 100394441184, 0140410333

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