The Dark Child Setting & Symbolism

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Kouroussa

Kouroussa is the name of Camara Laye's hometown.

Tindican

Tindican is the town where Laye's mother grew up. Laye visits his relatives there.

Conakry

Conakry is the coastal town where Laye attends secondary school.

The Forge

The forge is where Laye's father works and teaches his apprentices. Laye's earliest memories take place in the forge.

Konden Diara

Konden Diara is the mythical figure used to teach the uncircumcised boys to be brave.

Boubou

The boubou is a brownish-red tunic worn by the young men during the rite of circumcision.

Douga

The douga is a dance reserved for very special occasions, such as when Laye's father produces a gold trinket at the forge.

Technical School

The school Laye attends in Conakry

Camille Guy

Camille Guy is a rival school of the Technical School

Kankan

Kankan is a strong Mohammedan town and the holiest of their native places.

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