The African-American identity crisis it"s not a "Black thang", it"s a human thing we must understand by Horus Muhammad Alkebu-Lan

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Other titlesIdentity crisis.
Statementby Horus Muhammad Alkebu-Lan and Malikah Khalifah Alkebu-Lan and El Bromoe Nod Ibrahim.
ContributionsAlkebu-Lan, Malikah Khalifah., Ibrahim, El Bromoe Nod.
LC ClassificationsBP165 .A417 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p. ;
Number of Pages51
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Open LibraryOL1470700M
ISBN 100962878804
LC Control Number93133058

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