The Radiance Of The King (New York Review Books Classics)
The Radiance Of The King (New York Review Books Classics)
The Radiance Of The King (New York Review Books Classics)

NYRB Classics

The Radiance Of The King (New York Review Books Classics)

  • Publish Date: 2011-08-16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Camara Laye
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At the beginning of this masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked on the coast of Africa. Flush with self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is gradually stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold to the royal harem as a slave. But in the end Clarences bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own humanity in the alien splendor of the king.

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