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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Melisa Kuester marked it as to-read Aug 14, Abdi marked it as to-read Sep 22, A Dream of Africa by Camara Laye. His novel The Radiance of the King Le Regard du roi is considered to be one of his most important works. Inhe travelled to Paris to continue studies in mechanics. During his time at college he wrote The African Child L’Enfant noira novel based loosely on his own childhood.

When Fatoman pulls Fanta’s hair and she asks why he does it, the answer is indisputable: Idealist and mystic’ by A.

Camara Laye – Wikipedia

Guinea, one of the first countries to gain independence, dramouszsuffered over a half century of dictatorship, brutality, and no progress. Sam rated it liked it Dec 27, Kalex Lex marked it as to-read Feb 03, He attended both the Koranic and French elementary schools in Kouroussa. 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. Camara Laye died in in Dakar of a kidney infection.


In his third novel, Dramouss A Dream of Africa,was published. And when Joseph K. Earl Wino marked it as to-read Sep 18, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Laye grew up in his grandmother’s compound in Tindican, an area of Kurussa, and was raised a Moslem. Arbraxan marked it as to-read May 01, Lists with This Book.

He attended vocational studies in motor mechanics. Abiola Irelein an article called “In Search of Camara Laye”, asserts that the claims are not “sufficiently grounded” to adequately justify that Laye did not author the mentioned work. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat He greets his parents and marries his sweetheart. The Radiance of the King was described by Kwame Anthony Appiah as “one of the greatest of the African novels of the colonial period. Babaar Dramouss marked it as to-read Oct 27, Melhik marked it as to-read Nov 26, Laye’s third novel, Dramousswas banned in Guinea. From the vantage point of 51 years on, we can see that it didn’t happen in most cases. Xamara marked it as to-read Aug 21, Guinea, after independence, did not grow into a prosperous country though it had the resources to do so.

He did drwmouss quite decide which theme he wanted to develop.

I have a feeling that the translation could have been better, but we must put the main blame at the author’s door. In he obtained the diploma of Engineering. The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe considered the book “too sweet” for his taste. Laye was made the first ambassador to Ghana. These two novels are among the very earliest major works in francophone African literature.


Jonathan Goddard rated it really liked it Feb 26, A Dream of Africa. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Camara Laye later worked for the dramokss of newly independent Guinea, but went into voluntary exile dramokss political issues.

Camara Laye was born in Kouroussaa town in what was then the colony of French Guinea. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Camara Laye

During this period he met Marie Lorifo, his childhood friend in L’enfant noirwhom he married later in He would later become a writer of many essays and was a foe of the government of Guinea. Eden added it Oct 24, It follows his own journey from childhood in Kouroussa, his education in Laey, and eventual departure for France. Dramouse second part traces the previous six years as a student, struggling in a cold, individualistic country.

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