Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom

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Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. / Rogers, Asha.

Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: : The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. ed. / Giles Scott-Smith; Charlotte A. Lerg. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 243-259.

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Harvard

Rogers, A 2017, Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. in G Scott-Smith & CA Lerg (eds), Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: : The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 243-259. <http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137598660>

APA

Rogers, A. (2017). Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. In G. Scott-Smith, & C. A. Lerg (Eds.), Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: : The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom (pp. 243-259). Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137598660

Vancouver

Rogers A. Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. In Scott-Smith G, Lerg CA, editors, Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: : The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 243-259

Author

Rogers, Asha. / Black Orpheus and the African magazines of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: : The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. editor / Giles Scott-Smith ; Charlotte A. Lerg. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 243-259

Bibtex

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