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Published by Lawrence Hill Books in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African American wit and humor,
  • American prose literature -- African American authors,
  • African American proverbs,
  • African Americans -- Quotations

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index

Statementedited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory
GenreQuotations
SeriesThe library of Black America
ContributionsWatkins, Mel, 1940-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6231.N5 A37 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 374 p. ;
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17114856M
ISBN 101556524307, 1556524315
LC Control Number2002002895

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