Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship : The Aesthetics of Tyranny. / Bishop, Cecile.

Oxford : Legenda, 2014. 135 p. (Research Monographs in French Studies; Vol. 41).

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Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship : The Aesthetics of Tyranny. / Bishop, Cecile.

Oxford : Legenda, 2014. 135 p. (Research Monographs in French Studies; Vol. 41).

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Bishop C. Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship: The Aesthetics of Tyranny. Oxford: Legenda, 2014. 135 p. (Research Monographs in French Studies).

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Bishop, Cecile. / Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship : The Aesthetics of Tyranny. Oxford : Legenda, 2014. 135 p. (Research Monographs in French Studies).

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