Between empire and nation: francophone West African students and decolonization

  title={Between empire and nation: francophone West African students and decolonization},
  author={Louis Rice},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={131 - 147}
  • L. Rice
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • History
  • Atlantic Studies
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