Notes on Camara Layes The African Child
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Published by Heinemann Educational in Nairobi .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Laye, Camara.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSimon Gikandi.
The Physical Object
Pagination46p.
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20197536M

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Notes on Camara Laye's The African Child. Simon Gikandi. Heinemann Educational Books, - African fiction - 46 pages. 1 Review. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as inappropriate. one of the best books since, the African Child Reviews: 1. The African Child by Camara Laye. The book, originally written in French by Camara Laye under the title “l’enfant noir” in (the dark child), was translated by James Kirkup. In The African Child, Laye describes life, growing up as an African child in Guinea, West Africa. Deeply nostalgic, the book is an autobiography portraying a vision of Islamic and ancient African community in the pre colonial era, a . Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Go to Google Play Now» Camara Laye's The African Child: Guide Notes. Ekow Essilfie-Quaye. E. Essilfie-Quaye, - Africa - 63 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book.   by admin. The novel was originally written in French and later translated to numerous other languages including English. Mostly autobiographical, the novel paints a colourful picture of life in Africa. There are the typical ingredients of African wildlife, traditional tribal culture, belief in hoodoo or black magic, etc.

The Dark Child is a vivid and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Kouroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. Laye 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. The African Child book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's you.   The African Child is not strictly speaking a novel, but rather an autobiography of a young teenage boy called Camara Laye. Laye is a Malinké Muslim from Guinea (Guinea-Conakry) who is growing up at home with his family. His father is the local blacksmith. His mother is a housewife.   Summary & Themes in The African Child by Camara Laye. Posted on J by admin. Second, the choice of topics and themes dealt by the book is very discreet. Camara Laye strikes a good balance between socio-historical commentary and autobiography. This juxtaposition works well for the book, as the author succeeds in.

His family name is Camara, and following the tradition of his community, it precedes his given name—Laye. His mother was from the village of Tindican, and his immediate childhood surroundings were not predominantly influenced by French culture. He attended both the Koranic and French elementary schools in Kouroussa/5(). Description: The Dark Child is a vivid and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Kouroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. Laye 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. extract from Camara Laye’s autobiography, The African Child Explain what an autobiography (as opposed to a biography) is (Note, too, that a biography can either be authorised Literature in English Curriculum March doc AFRICAN CHILD’ by CAMARA LAYE, . Camara Laye, one of the first African writers from south of the Sahara to achieve an international reputation. Laye grew up in the ancient city of Kouroussa, where he attended local Qurʾānic and government schools before leaving for Conakry to study at the Poiret School, a technical college.