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Published by Hadada in London .
Written in English



  • Nigeria.


  • Tales -- Nigeria.,
  • Bini (African people) -- Folklore.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementretold by Funmi Osoba ; illustrations by Tam Joseph.
LC ClassificationsGR351.3 .O86 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL552906M
ISBN 101897760000
LC Control Number96134673

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