The Vanishing Hitchhiker: Bibliographic References

  title={The Vanishing Hitchhiker: Bibliographic References},
  author={John D. Galuska and J. W. Johnson},
  journal={Research in African Literatures},
  pages={34 - 40}
It is not surprising that the legend of the Vanishing Hitchhiker is found in Africa. It is one of the most persistent and widespread urban legends in the world today, as will become obvious in the bibliography that follows. This work was completed with the assistance of a modest grant from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University and the determined assistance of John Galuska. It contains every reference we could find dealing with this topic. 
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