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Camara, Laye

Overview
Works: 177 works in 813 publications in 20 languages and 10,831 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Autobiographical fiction  Novels  Academic theses  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PQ3989.C27, 843
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The radiance of the king by Laye Camara( Book )

111 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of this book, a masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked and stranded on the coast of Africa. Brimful of self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is slowly stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold as a slave to the royal harem. But in the end Clarence's bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own strange humanity in the alien figure of the king
A dream of Africa by Laye Camara( Book )

81 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back in 1966, Africa still hoped for a bright future. 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. From the vantage point of 51 years on, we can see that it didn't happen in most cases. Guinea, one of the first countries to gain independence, in 1958, suffered over a half century of dictatorship, brutality, and no progress. Only eight years after the French up and left, Camara Laye accurately understood what disaster had already befallen his compatriots. That vision -- presented in allegorical form in a long dream sequence -- is the only good part of this novel. Otherwise, it is composed of three separate parts each of which may have some merit, but do not add up to a coherent novel. The Guinean student, Fatoman, returns to his country after six years in Paris. He greets his parents and marries his sweetheart. The second part traces the previous six years as a student, struggling in a cold, individualistic country. Fatoman suffered but he found many French friends too. The third part contains the "dream of Africa" in which Guinea's fate is dramatized, as I said. 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..."--Goodreads
The dark child by Laye Camara( Book )

145 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'enfant noir grandit dans un village de Haute-Guinée où le merveilleux côtoie quotidiennement la réalité. Son père, forgeron, travaille l'or au rythme de la harpe des griots et des incantations aux génies du feu et du vent. Respectée de tous, sa mère jouit de mystérieux pouvoirs sur les êtres et les choses. Elle sait détourner les sortilèges et tenir à l'écart les crocodiles du fleuve Niger. Aîné de sa famille, le petit garçon est destiné à prendre la relève de son père à l'atelier et, surtout, à perpétuer l'esprit de sa caste au sein du village. Mais son puissant désir d'apprendre l'entraînera inéluctablement vers d'autres horizons, loin des traditions et des coutumes de son peuple. [payot.ch]
The guardian of the word = Kouma Lafôlô Kouma by Laye Camara( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and French and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le maître de la parole : Kouma Lafôlô Kouma by Laye Camara( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legenden, opgetekend uit de mond van tovenaar-zangers uit West-Afrika
Camara Laye, écrivain guinéen by Laye Camara( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ENFANT NOIR by Laye Camara( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in French and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au-delà du récit autobiographique d'un jeune écrivain de 25 ans, ce livre nous restitue, dans toute sa vérité, la vie quotidienne, les traditions et les coutumes de tout un peuple
The African child by Laye Camara( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, interviews with Black African writers and artists, ca. 1962-1969"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of extensive interviews includes many African authors and artists from Nigeria, South Africa, and other African countries, interviewed by Dennis Duerden, Lewis Nkosi, Robert Serumaga, and others
Einer aus Kurussa Roman by Laye Camara( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Guinea ; Jugend
L'Enfant noir by Laurent Chevalier( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kouroussa, son village natal, entre son père Madou (roi des mécaniciens), sa mère Kouda, sa bande de copains, Baba fait son apprentissage de la vie en harmonie avec le monde alentour. Mais en âge de poursuivre ses études, Baba doit rejoindre la capitale Conakry et traverse la Guinée pour y retrouver son oncle Moussa. Là, il est pris dans la spirale de la vie urbaine et reçoit de plein fouet le monde moderne et sa violence
Camara Laye by Sonia Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind van Afrika by Laye Camara( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un bambino nero by Laye Camara( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El nen negre by Laye Camara( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Catalan and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En af Afrikas sønner by Laye Camara( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark child by Laye Camara( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The African Child. Translated by James Kirkup, etc.] by Laye Camara( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camara Laye by Laye Camara( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goneg nit ñuul gi : [L'enfant noir, version wolof] by Laye Camara( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Wolof and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il s'agit du récit autobiographique d'un jeune guinéen, l'Enfant noir, célèbre texte de Camara Laye né à Kouroussa en Haute Guinée en 1928 et mort en 1980 à Dakar au Sénégal en exil. La version proposée ici en wolof est traduite du français par Jean Léopold Diouf et Stéphane Robert et participe de la connaissance d'un classique de la littérature
 
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The radiance of the king
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Alternative Names
Camara, Abdoulaye

Camara, Abdoulaye, 1928-1980

Camara, Laye.

Camara, Laye 1924-1980

Camara, Laye 1927-1980

Camara Laye 1928-1980

Camara Laye escritor guineano

Camara Laye escritor guineanu (1928–1980)

Camara Laye Guinean writer

Camara Laye guineansk författare

Camara Laye guineansk skribent

Camara Laye idazle ginearra

Camara Laye schrijver uit Guinee (1928-1980)

Camara Laye scríbhneoir Guineach

Camara Laye scriitor guineean

Camara Laye scrittore guineano

Kamara, Laay

Kamara, Laay 1924-1980

Kamara Laay (1928-1980)

Laay, Kamara

Laay, Kamara 1924-1980

Laay Kamara 1928-1980

Laye, Camara.

Laye, Camara 1924-1980

Laye, Camara 1927-1980

Laye Camara 1928-1980

Laye Camara guineischer Schriftsteller

레, 카마라 1928-1980

카마라 라예 1928-1980

카마라 레 1928-1980

カマラ, ライエ

カマラ・レイ

ライエ, カマラ

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