Dark Child The Autobiography of an African Boy

ISBN-10: 080901548X
ISBN-13: 9780809015481
Edition: N/A
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/1/1954
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.

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