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9780809015481

The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy

The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy
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  • ISBN-13: 9780809015481
  • ISBN: 080901548X
  • Edition: Reissue
  • Publication Date: 1954
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Camara Laye

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The Dark Child is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. Long regarded Africa's preeminent Francophone novelist, Laye (1928-80) 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 rituals of primeval origin. Eventually, he must choose between this unique place and the academic success that lures him to distant cities. More than autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world. A passionate and deeply affecting record, The Dark Child is a classic of African literature.Camara Laye is the author of 'The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy', published 1954 under ISBN 9780809015481 and ISBN 080901548X.

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