Disability and Social Responses in Some Southern African Nations
Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. A bibliography, with introduction and some historical items
Compiled, introduced and annotated by M. Miles
West Midlands, UK
For a list of abbreviations used in this document, consult the glossary.
Botswana, Namibia, & General Items
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