Anger and bitter hearts: The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families

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Anger and bitter hearts : The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families. / Oboke, Henry; Whyte, Susan Reynolds.

I: Ethnos, 2020.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Oboke, H & Whyte, SR 2020, 'Anger and bitter hearts: The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families', Ethnos. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2019.1629982

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Oboke, H., & Whyte, S. R. (2020). Anger and bitter hearts: The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families. Ethnos. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2019.1629982

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Oboke H, Whyte SR. Anger and bitter hearts: The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families. Ethnos. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2019.1629982

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Oboke, Henry ; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. / Anger and bitter hearts : The spread of suicide in northern Ugandan families. I: Ethnos. 2020.

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