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The dark child

Author: Laye Camara; James Kirkup; Ernest Jones
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st paperback printing, 1994View all editions and formats
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[This book] is a ... memoir of [the author's] youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. [He] 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Laye Camara; Laye Camara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laye Camara; James Kirkup; Ernest Jones
ISBN: 080901548X 9780809015481
OCLC Number: 48645383
Notes: Translation of: L'enfant noir.
Originally published in 1954 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Description: 188 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Enfant noir.
Autobiography of an African boy
Responsibility: Camara Laye ; translated from the French by James Kirkup and Ernest Jones.

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[This book] is a ... memoir of [the author's] youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. [He] 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 the autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world. -Back cover.

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