Three Negro plays



Publisher: Penguin in Harmondsworth

Written in English
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  • American drama -- African American authors.,
  • African Americans -- Drama.

Edition Notes

Statementwith an introduction by C. W. E. Bigsby.
GenreDrama.
SeriesPenguin plays, PL84
ContributionsHughes, Langston, 1902-1967., Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-, Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS634 .T52
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p.
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4055261M
LC Control Number79429812

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