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Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono

It is a better guide to French Colonial Africa, and to racism, than any non-fiction account, whether by African or Frenchman. - The Times Literary SupplementHouseboy is written in the form of a diary kept by Toundi, an innocent Cameroonian houseboy who is fascinated and awed by the white world, the world of his masters. When the head of his mission is killed in an accident, Toundi becomes the "boy" of the local Commandant. In an effort to improve himself, Toundi studies his new world closely—-too closely. Gradually his eyes are opened to its realities, and in the end it destroys him.

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ISBN-13: 9781577669883
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 642,266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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