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'Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?': British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford

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'Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?' : British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford. / Chambers, Claire Gail.

In: Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. 56, No. 3, 20.08.2020, p. 259–279.

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Chambers, CG 2020, ''Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?': British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford', Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 259–279. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqaa017

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Chambers, C. G. (2020). 'Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?': British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 56(3), 259–279. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqaa017

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Chambers CG. 'Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?': British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 2020 Aug 20;56(3):259–279. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqaa017

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Chambers, Claire Gail. / 'Burminggaon? Nottinggaon? Biradforrd?' : British Asian Noir Depictions of Bradford. In: Forum for Modern Language Studies. 2020 ; Vol. 56, No. 3. pp. 259–279.

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