Material culture of Kenya
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Published by East African Educational Publishers in Nairobi .
Written in English



  • Kenya,
  • Kenya.


  • Material culture -- Kenya.,
  • Kenya -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSultan Somjee.
LC ClassificationsGN659.K4 S66 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. :
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1055459M
ISBN 109966467491
LC Control Number93849946

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