Culture and development in Africa with special reference to Ghana by A. K. Awedoba

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Published by Historical Society of Ghana in Legon, Accra, Ghana .

Written in English

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  • Economic policy,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Ethnology

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementA.K. Awedoba
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