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Full text versions of titles in the Heinemann's African Writers Series, with works by Nelson Mandela, Chinua Achebe, Tayeb Salih, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, etc.  Includes novels, drama, poetry and author biographies.

1983 to present

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1902 - 2006

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1994 to present

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