In this file, you will find the text of chapter 1 from Camara Laye's ENFANT NOIR. This text is available for free on http://www.webguinee.net/bibliotheque/literature/camara_laye/01.html
I have reformatted the text, highlighted vocabulary terms, defined them in the margin, and written comprehension questions that are placed to the right of the part of the text where students can find the answer.
I use this reading in my AP French Language and Culture unit on THE EVOLUTION OF THE FAMILY IN FRANCE AND FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA. This text provides an excellent opportunity for cultural comparisons.