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Political legitimacy political symbols and national leadership in West Africa. by Fred M. Hayward

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Written in English

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Taken from Journal of modern African affairs, vol.21, 1984, pp. 645-671.

SeriesJournal of modern African affairs -- v.21
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Open LibraryOL19694276M

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