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Language, the mass media, and democracy in Ghana

Kwesi Yankah

Language, the mass media, and democracy in Ghana

by Kwesi Yankah

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Published by Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra, Ghana .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-26).

StatementKwesi Yankah.
SeriesAnnual lecture in the humanities ;, 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 26 p. ;
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3445059M
ISBN 109964950225
LC Control Number2005326419

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