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  title={Barotseland: the secessionist challenge to Zambia},
  author={Gerald L. Caplan},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={343 - 360}
  • G. Caplan
  • Published 1 October 1968
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
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