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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The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe considered the book “too sweet” for his taste.

In Drmouss became ill with a kidney infection, but with the help of an international campaign, money was raided for his treatment in Paris. An Interpretation’ by J. Laye was made the first ambassador to Ghana.

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The Guinean student, Fatoman, returns to his country after six years in Paris. Inhe travelled to Paris to continue studies in mechanics. Arbraxan marked it as to-read May 01, Laye’s third novel, Dramousswas banned in Guinea. Nouranapps marked it as to-read Apr 21, Tekuru John marked it as to-read May 15, This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat 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.


It tells of Clarence, a shipwrecked impatient European. January 1, KouroussaFrench Guinea.

A Dream of Africa by Camara Laye

BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 13, Fatoman suffered but he found many French friends too. Charlotte rated it really liked it Jun 20, Laye’s Dramouss A Dream of Africawas published in Paris inbreaking his twelve years long silence as a novelist.

His novel The Radiance of the King Le Regard du roi is considered to be one of his most important works. Marion marked it as to-read Apr 26, John Wakeman ; ‘Assimilated Negroitude: Choose another writer in this calendar: Camara Laye died in in Dakar of a kidney infection.

Research in African Literatures. 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.

During his time at college he wrote The African Child L’Enfant noira novel based loosely on his own childhood.

Retrieved February 8, To ask other readers questions about A Dream of Africaplease sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. At the age of 15 he went to Conakrythe colonial capital, to continue his education.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The idealized way of life he had longed abroad is corrupted by political violence.

Kalex Lex marked it as to-read Feb 03, I have a feeling that the translation could have been better, but we must put the main blame at the author’s door. Boards Muibat marked it as to-read Oct 19, In the mids he fled with his family to the neighboring Ivory Coast before settling in Senegal.


It follows his own journey from childhood in Kouroussa, his education in Conakry, and eventual departure for France.

Camara Laye

Fatoman, after returning to his home, has difficulties in readjusting himself to his old surroundings in Africa. Retrieved from ” https: When Laye’s wife Marie visited Guinea to see her family, she was imprisoned for seven years.

Melisa Kuester marked it as to-read Aug 14, That visionpresented in allegorical form in a long dream sequenceis the only good part of this novel. Abdulahi12 marked it as to-read Aug 21, The book won the Prix Charles Veillon in Views Read Edit View history.

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At that time the country was under French rule. He attended both Quranic and French elementary schools in Kouroussa. Trivia About A Dream of Africa.