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Postcolonialism after world literature: relation, equality, dissent

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Postcolonialism after world literature : relation, equality, dissent. / Burns, Lorna.

London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 255 p. (New horizons in contemporary writing).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Burns, L 2019, Postcolonialism after world literature: relation, equality, dissent. New horizons in contemporary writing, Bloomsbury Academic, London. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350053052

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Burns, L. (2019). Postcolonialism after world literature: relation, equality, dissent. (New horizons in contemporary writing). Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350053052

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Burns L. Postcolonialism after world literature: relation, equality, dissent. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 255 p. (New horizons in contemporary writing). https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350053052

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Burns, Lorna. / Postcolonialism after world literature : relation, equality, dissent. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 255 p. (New horizons in contemporary writing).

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