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Dramouss [Camara Laye] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After Sekou Toure broke off diplomatic relations with France in , Laye left in Laye later made contradictory statements about when he wrote Dramouss. Il rappelle à l’enfant l’histoire de l’écrivain Camara Laye, son grand- père, et . l’ IFAN. C’est au cours de cette période qu’il rédigea Dramouss (), la suite de.

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A Dream of Africa by Camara Laye

Both novels are among the earliest major works in Francophone African literature. Fatoman, after returning to his home, has difficulties in readjusting himself to his old surroundings in Africa. Books by Camara Laye. Valerie marked it as to-read Jan 31, John S rated it liked it Dec 07, Research in African Literatures.

The Radiance of the King was described by Kwame Anthony Appiah as “one of the greatest of the African novels of the colonial period. Guinean novelist, short story writer, and essayist, who first dramous fame in the s with his novels L’Enfant noirThe African Childa poetic re-creation of the author’s childhood days, and Le Regard du roiThe Radiance of the King.


This is a Mandinka name ; the family name is Camara and precedes the given names. In Camara Laye returned to Africa, first to Dahomeythen the Gold Coastand finally to newly independent Guinea, where he held caamara government posts.

He attended a Koranic school and continued his education at a French school, and then at the College Georges Poiret, a vocational school in Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Inhe published his first novel, L’Enfant noir The African Child,also published under the title The Dark Childan autobiographical story, which narrates in the first person a journey from childhood in Kouroussa, through challenges in Conakry, to France.

Mandie rated it really liked it Feb 25, He left Guinea for Senegal in because of political issues, never returning to his home country. Tekuru John marked it as to-read May 15, There are no discussion topics on this camaara yet.

Laye was made the first ambassador to Ghana. Abdi marked it as to-read Sep 22, Trivia About A Dream of Africa.

Camara Laye – Wikipedia

Abdulahi12 marked it as to-read Aug 21, L’Enfant noir, – The Dark Child transl. Michael Tweh rated it liked it Jun 22, Retrieved from ” https: After earning a scholarship Laye moved in to France, where he studied in Argenteuil at the Central School of Automobile Engineering, gaining a certificate as a mechanic. Meredith marked it as to-read Oct 12, Guinea, one of the first countries to gain independence, insuffered over a half century of dictatorship, brutality, and no progress. Want to Read saving….


Charlotte rated it really liked it Jun 20, Remy rated it it was ok May 27, Camara Laye was born in Kouroussaa town in what was then the colony of French Guinea.

Chidubem Mbaba marked it as to-read Aug 23, Lisa is currently reading it Aug 11, Choose another writer in this calendar: Archived from the original on April 21, He did vramouss quite decide which theme he wanted to develop. The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe considered the book “too sweet” for his taste.

Camara Laye

It continued the story of Fatoman, but was more political. In the s and s Laye gathered material from oral storytellers, the griots. During his time at college he wrote The African Child L’Enfant noira novel based loosely lxye his own childhood.