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What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

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What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say. / Elmarsafy, Ziad Magdy (Editor); Bernard, Anna Lacy (Editor); Murray, Stuart (Editor).

Routledge, 2015. 256 p. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures).

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Elmarsafy, ZM, Bernard, AL & Murray, S (eds) 2015, What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures, Routledge.

APA

Elmarsafy, Z. M., Bernard, A. L., & Murray, S. (Eds.) (2015). What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures). Routledge.

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Elmarsafy ZM, (ed.), Bernard AL, (ed.), Murray S, (ed.). What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say. Routledge, 2015. 256 p. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures).

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Elmarsafy, Ziad Magdy (Editor) ; Bernard, Anna Lacy (Editor) ; Murray, Stuart (Editor). / What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say. Routledge, 2015. 256 p. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures).

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