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The dance of Africa an introduction. by Lee Warren

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
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  • Africa,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.


  • Dance -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Folk dancing, African -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Dance for children.,
  • Dance -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Folk dancing, African.,
  • Africa -- Social life and customs.

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Describes many African dances and discusses their origins and their significance as a reflection of almost every aspect of African life.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 82-84.

StatementWith dance instructions illustrated by Haris Petie. Photos. by Vyvian d"Estienne and others.
GenreJuvenile literature.
ContributionsD"Estienne, Vyvian, illus.
LC ClassificationsGV1705 .W3
The Physical Object
Pagination87 p.
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5287907M
ISBN 100131967339
LC Control Number72007304

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