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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Critics have often pointed out similarities between Clarence’s nightmarish, absurd experiences and the labyrinths of Kafka’s novels. Inhe published his first novel, L’Enfant noir The African Child,also published under the title The Dark Childan autobiographical story, which narrates in the first person a journey from childhood in Kouroussa, through challenges in Conakry, to France.

Thomas Lask in the New York Times saw that it was a “tender re-creation of African life, mysterious in detail but haunting and desirable in spirit. John S rated it liked it Dec 07, Choose another writer in this calendar: The idealized way of life he had longed abroad is corrupted by political violence. Melhik marked it as to-read Nov 26, Retrieved from ” https: Return to Book Page. Meredith marked it as to-read Oct 12, Despite the many ills left by colonialism which had bestowed some benefits–paltry as they were in many cases–besides the massacres, injustices, and slavery people felt that, with independence, African nations would be better able to lift themselves out of poverty and illiteracy.

Camara Laye was born in Kouroussaa town in what was then the colony of French Guinea. Jonathan Goddard rated it really liked it Feb 26, This book, though it grew from a solid idea, didn’t develop very well either.


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Sam rated it liked it Dec 27, In he obtained the diploma of Engineering. Charlotte rated it really liked it Jun 20, Laye grew up in his grandmother’s compound in Tindican, an area of Kurussa, and was raised a Moslem.

At the age of 15 he went to Conakrythe colonial capital, to continue his education. Brench, in African Literature Todayno.

Kalex Lex marked it as to-read Feb 03, That visionpresented in allegorical form in a long dream sequenceis the only good part of this novel. The last three and a half pages mention that he went back to France with his wife, returning years later to find his friends murdered and his country under the heel of a dictator. Archived from the original on April 21, Letlhogonolo Tlhabano marked it as to-read Sep 02, He served a number of posts outside Ghana before returning to Conakry, where he worked for the Department of Economic Agreements, and was then appointed Director of National Institute of Research and Documentation.

David rated it liked it Feb 20, Fakorede Raphael marked it as to-read Sep 27, The protagonist, a young boy called Fatoman, observes his surroundings and people, without always fully understanding them.

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Lists with This Book. He greets his parents and marries his sweetheart.

The Guinean student, Fatoman, returns to his country after six years in Paris. Zaynab marked it as to-read May 10, Retrieved February 8, Bernard ; World Authorsed.

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Fatoman suffered but he found many French friends too. He attended both the Koranic and French elementary schools in Kouroussa. His mother was from the village of Tindican, and his immediate childhood surroundings were not predominantly influenced by French culture.


In his third novel, Dramouss A Dream of Africa,was published. These dramojss novels are among the very earliest major works in francophone African literature. The third part contains the “dream of Africa” in which Guinea’s fate is dramatized, as I said. Remy rated camarq it was ok May 27, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A Dream of Africa. 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. Amo Ramela rated it liked it Sep 04, Both novels dramous among the earliest major works in Francophone African literature.

Melisa Kuester marked it as to-read Aug 14, Guinea, one of the first countries to gain indepen acorn doesn’t grow to oak Cakara inAfrica still hoped for a bright future. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He attended a Koranic school and continued his education at a French school, and then at the College Georges Poiret, a vocational school in Conakry, Guinea’s capital.

L’Enfant noir, – The Dark Child transl. Camara Laye later worked for the government of newly independent Guinea, but went into voluntary exile over political issues.