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Camara Laye

Camara Laye was born in 1928 in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea. He was still in his twenties and studying engineering in France when he wrote The Dark Child. He died in Senegal in 1980.

Camara Laye

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The Dark Child
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The Dark Child

Camara Laye; Introduction by Philippe Thoby-Marcellin; Translated by James Kirkup and Ernest Jones
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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