Male daughters, female husbands gender and sex in an African society by Ifi Amadiume

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  • Women -- Nigeria -- Social conditions.

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StatementIfi Amadiume.
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LC ClassificationsHQ1815.5
The Physical Object
Pagination223p. :
Number of Pages223
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Open LibraryOL22305407M
ISBN 100862325943, 0862325951

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