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The dark child.

Author: Laye Camara
Publisher: New York, Noonday Press, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Camara, Laye.
Dark child.
New York, Noonday Press, 1954
(OCoLC)985462643
Named Person: Laye Camara; Laye Camara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laye Camara
ISBN: 0374507686 9780374507688
OCLC Number: 363266
Notes: Translation of: L'enfant noir.
Autobiographical story.
Description: 188 pages 21 cm
Other Titles: Enfant noir.
Responsibility: With an introd. by Philippe Thoby-Marcellin. Translated by James Kirkup, Ernest Jones [and] Elaine Gottlieb.

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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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