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(Rereading Camara Laye.pdf) Camara Laye traveled to France from his native Guinea in on a scholarship to study automobile mechanics While there he was encouraged by a supporter of the French Union to record the memories of his childhood The resulting book L Enfant noir was praised for its style and its uncritical attitude toward French colonization A year later Laye published Le Regard du roi a Kafkaesque story of a white man in Africa which was very different in tone style and content from L Enfant noir and from any other African literature being published at the time L Enfant noir and Le Regard du roi became seminal works of African fiction in French and were translated into English as The African Child and The Radiance of the King Adele King met Camara Laye in two years before his death and in published the principal study about him i The Writings of Camara Laye i In King set out to disprove rumors that Laye was not the author of one of his novels Le Regard du roi Instead she became convinced that the rumors were true and in the process unexpectedly discovered a far more interesting story about the creation of Laye as an author and public figure i Rereading Camara Laye i describes King s research which has taken more than ten years Her inquiry involved finding those who knew Laye in Paris in the s and interviewing them when possible as well as examining documents in libraries and archives in France and Belgium br br King s findings provide important insights into French publishing and colonial politics in the years following World War II She also shows how interpretations of Laye s novels have been shaped by the assumption that they were written by an AfricanDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Rereading Camara Laye books for multiple devices.