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The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Africa Challenge" were written by authors from Guinea.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
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Décryptez L’Enfant noir de Camara Laye avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de L’Enfant noir, le roman autobiographique fondateur de la littérature africaine contemporaine ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Camara Laye, son père et sa mère • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le genre autobiographique et ses caractéristiques, les difficultés de l'autobiographie et les fonctions de celle... continue
The Dark Child is a vivid and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Kouroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. Laye marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood, which is marked by animistic beliefs and bloody rituals. Eventually, he must choose between this unique place and the academic success that lures him to distant cities. More than autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world. A passionate ... continue
The King of Kahel by Tierno Monénembo, Nicholas Elliott
The story is loosely inspired by the life of Olivier de Sanderval, who, intent on becoming an explorer for most of his life, finally set sale for Africa in 1879 after turning 40. As Monenembo tells it, once there he recruits a crew of Senegalese infantryment and travels to Fouta Djallon, a land he desperately wants to rule. He learns local customs that will aid him in his quest to govern. During the following years of conquests and re-conquests, Sanderval never loses his taste for European luxury and moves between Africa and France, where he publishes books on his experience and struggles to c... continue