The dark child. With an introduction by Philippe Thoby-Marcellin. Translated by James Kirkup, Ernest Jones [and] Elaine Gottlieb.


New York, Noonday Press, 1954.
ISBN 0374507686, 9780374507688

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Standard Title Enfant noir. English
Subjects Authors, Guinean -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Guinean.
Camara, Laye.
Guinea -- Social life and customs.
Guinea.
Manners and customs.
Description 188 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date 1954.
Notes Autobiographical story.
Translation of: L'enfant noir.
Summary [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.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Guinea
Network Numbers (OCoLC)363266
(OCoLC)ocm00363266
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Camara, Laye.
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