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African child

Camara Laye

African child

by Camara Laye

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Published by Collins in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCamara Laye.
SeriesCollins English library
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14875334M
ISBN 100003371425

African Child by Camara Laye is an autobiography in which she describes what it was like growing up as an African child in Guinea. The time is set back in the pre colonial era. The figurative art and sculptures of Africa are rich in history, legends, myth, and mystery to brighten and vitalize any home interior. Carved and crafted from pure natural timber, their skillfully created forms seem to come alive to reveal intriguing places, stories, people, animals, and events that everyone can relate to.

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The African Child is memorable for the affection, honesty and intimacy that touch an African people into living warmth." The Times "Camara Laye's story is important for those who would understand a continent in turmoil.

It is written in an austere, dignified prose charged with sincerity.' The Listener "A beautiful book Cited by: Other articles where The African Child is discussed: Camara Laye: autobiographical novel L’Enfant noir (; The Dark Child) recreates nostalgically his childhood days in Guinea in a flowing, poetic prose.

The life he depicts in a traditional African town is an idyllic one in which human values are paramount and the inevitable alienation from the land that accompanies. The Dark Child is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French regarded Africa's preeminent Francophone novelist, Laye () herein marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood, which is marked by animistic beliefs and bloody/5.

The Dark Child is a distinct and graceful memoir of French author Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. Long regarded as Africa's preeminent Francophone novelist, Laye () herein marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood, which is marked African child book animistic beliefs Cited by: The African Child is an autobiographical French novel by Camara Laye published in as L'enfant noir.

It tells the story of a young African child, Baba, growing up in novel won the African child book Charles Veillon writing prize. It was translated into English by James Kirkup and issued in the US in as The Dark Child. It was adapted into a movie called L'enfant noir in Author: Camara Laye.

There are the typical ingredients of African wildlife, traditional tribal culture, belief in hoodoo or black magic, etc. But each of these facets to the novel presented through the personal experience of one individual, abstractly referred in the title as the ‘African Child’.

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