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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Melhik marked it as to-read Nov 26, 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.

Choose another writer in this calendar: 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. Archived from the original on April 21, Reine marked it as to-read Nov 27, An Interpretation’ by J.

Camara Laye

In he obtained the diploma of Engineering. Babaar Sene marked it as to-read Oct 27, Zaynab marked it as to-read May 10, acmara Idealist and mystic’ by A. Brench, in African Literature Todayno.

Laye uses simple language, leaving much to the imagination of the reader. Otherwise, it is composed of three separate parts each of dramousss may have some merit, rdamouss do not add up to a coherent novel. This is a Mandinka name ; the family name is Camara and precedes the given names. His novel The Radiance of the King Le Regard du roi is considered to be one of his most important works.


A Dream of Africa | work by Laye |

It continued the story of Fatoman, but drakouss more political. In Senegal Laye’s economic situation was difficult.

A Dream of Africa by Camara Laye. He greets his parents and marries his sweetheart. The protagonist, a young boy called Fatoman, observes his surroundings and people, without always fully understanding them.

A Dream of Africa

February 4, aged 52 DakarSenegal. Critics have often pointed out similarities between Clarence’s nightmarish, absurd experiences and the labyrinths of Kafka’s novels. Retrieved from ” https: Michael Tweh rated it liked it Jun 22, Nouranapps marked it as to-read Apr 21, His father was a goldsmith; both of Laye’s parents were reputed to possess supernatural powers.

Camara Laye later worked for the government of newly independent Guinea, but went into voluntary exile over political issues. The latter work with its theme, a frustrating quest for an unattainable authority, has been compared to Franz Kafka ‘s novel The Cxmara Chidubem Mbaba marked it as to-read Aug 23, He did not quite decide which theme he wanted to develop.

The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe considered the book “too sweet” for his taste. Fatoman, after returning to his home, has difficulties in readjusting himself to his old surroundings in Africa.


Jonathan Goddard rated it really liked it Feb 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. The book won the Prix Charles Veillon in From the vantage point of 51 years on, we can see that it didn’t happen in most cases.

Valerie marked it as to-read Jan 31, At that time the country was under French rule. Success Pathway rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Laye was made the first ambassador to Ghana. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 13, The Radiance of the King was described by Kwame Anthony Appiah as “one of the greatest of the African novels of the colonial period.