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Afrocentricity and the Academy Essays on Theory and Practice by James L., Jr. Conyers

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Published by McFarland & Company .
Written in English


  • Black studies,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • African Americans,
  • Afrocentrism,
  • Education (Higher),
  • Ethnic identity,
  • Pan-Africanism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Study and teaching,
  • United States

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Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL8138822M
ISBN 100786415428
ISBN 109780786415427

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