Africanists and Africans of the Maghrib: casualties of Analogy

  title={Africanists and Africans of the Maghrib: casualties of Analogy},
  author={Mohamed Hassan Mohamed},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  pages={349 - 374}
  • M. Mohamed
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
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