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Camara Laye, The African Child.

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 49 pages
Published 1980 by Longman
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Kwezi Tabaro
Jul 26, 2013 Kwezi Tabaro rated it liked it
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A good read it was. Takes you to the 'good' old colonial days when meritocracy as opposed to kinship determined how high one climbed the academic ladder; scholarships were for the best and most hardworking, the railways worked and streets were clean.

However, I can only reminesce at the old days. We/Africa is now independent and it is upon US to shape our destiny; revive those railways, ports, roads and our education system. Technical education has always been looked at with disdain, yet it holds
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Colin
Dec 27, 2013 Colin rated it really liked it
I accidentally came across this book a few years ago. Read it once before, and I wasn't disappointed and I'm about to read it again.
Anderson Charles
Jul 17, 2012 Anderson Charles rated it it was amazing
story of a boy becoming a man according to African culture. Love the book.
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Mar 02, 2011 EKENE ONUORAH rated it liked it
Read it out of obligation. I never regretted that
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