Camara Laye (January 1, – February 4, ) was an African writer from Guinea. He was In Camara Laye’s third novel, Dramouss (A Dream of Africa), was published. In his fourth and final work, Le Maître de la parole. After Sekou Toure broke off diplomatic relations with France in , Laye left in Laye later made contradictory statements about when he wrote Dramouss. Dramouss by Laye Camara and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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It follows his own journey from childhood in Kouroussa, his education in Conakry, and eventual departure for France. Your request to send this item has been completed. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Camara Laye later worked for the government of newly independent Guinea, but went into voluntary exile over political issues. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

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.

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Remember me on this computer. Please enter your name. Retrieved February 8, Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Camara Laye was born in Kouroussaa town in what was then the colony of French Guinea. Finding libraries that hold this item Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The book won the Prix Charles Veillon in Views Read Edit View history.

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The E-mail Address es field is required. In Camara Laye returned to Africa, first to Dahomeythen the Gold Coastand finally to newly independent Guinea, where he held several government posts.

He attended both Quranic and French elementary schools in Kouroussa. Research in African Literatures. Retrieved from ” https: You may have already requested this item. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Similar Items Related Subjects: Camara Laye died in in Dakar of a kidney infection. He left Guinea for Senegal in because of political issues, never lwye to his home country. Preview this item Preview this item.

This is a Mandinka name ; the family name is Camara and precedes the given names. Inhe travelled to Paris to continue studying mechanics. Archived from the original on April 21, Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.

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