The Dark Child Character Descriptions

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Camara Laye

This character is the main character and narrator who begins the story as a very small child and ends as an adult leaving Guinea to study in Paris.

Laye's Father

This character is never given a name in the book. This character is calm, orderly, religious, influential, ambitious, and has special prophetic powers.

Laye's Mother

This character has supernatural powers and two older brothers who are twins. This character takes care of children and is very authoritarian and realistic.

Laye's Grandmother

This character is clean, brags about the main character and cares about the family. Everybody feels comfortable in this character's presence.


This character is an apprentice who doesn't go to school and lives with the main character.


This character is a friend and initial schoolmate of the main character. Both characters share rites, which strengthen their friendship.


This character challenges the main...

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