Rwanda, a cultural profile by Usha George

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Published by Anti-Racism, Multiculturalism and Native Issues (AMNI) Centre, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .

Written in English

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  • Rwanda -- Civilization.,
  • Rwanda -- Social life and customs.

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Statementwriter, Usha George.
SeriesCultural profile -- [17]
ContributionsGeorge, Usha., University of Toronto. AMNI Centre., Canada. Ontario Administration of Settlement and Integration Services.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20494505M
ISBN 100772790906

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