Black cinema

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Published by Wide Angle in Athens (Ohio) .

Written in English

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Statementguest editor: Manthia Diawara.
SeriesWide Angle -- vol.13, nos 3 & 4
ContributionsDiawara, Manthia.
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Open LibraryOL21094031M

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