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Contrapuntos Latino-Africanos: Operation Antonio Maceo and The Mists of Benguela Bay

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Contrapuntos Latino-Africanos : Operation Antonio Maceo and The Mists of Benguela Bay. / Peters, Christabelle.

In: Journal of Global South Studies, Vol. 35, No. 2, 03.12.2018, p. 242-270.

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Peters, C 2018, 'Contrapuntos Latino-Africanos: Operation Antonio Maceo and The Mists of Benguela Bay', Journal of Global South Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 242-270.

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Peters C. Contrapuntos Latino-Africanos: Operation Antonio Maceo and The Mists of Benguela Bay. Journal of Global South Studies. 2018 Dec 3;35(2):242-270.

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Peters, Christabelle. / Contrapuntos Latino-Africanos : Operation Antonio Maceo and The Mists of Benguela Bay. In: Journal of Global South Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 242-270.

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