Houseboy (African Writers)

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This book 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.

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Ferdinand Oyono was born in 1929 in Cameroon, and educated there and in France. During his student days in Paris he was prompted to write his first two novels, Une Vie de Boy and Le Vieux Nègre et la Médaille, both published in 1956, and he was also active and successful on the stage and on television. On his return to Yaoundé and after the independence of Cameroon in 1960, he joined the Diplomatic Service. He has since represented his country at the European Common Market and has been ambassador to Liberia, France, and the United States as well as Director General of UNICEF at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Since the publication of his first two novels, Ferdinand Oyono published Chemin d'Europe in 1960, and all his work has been widely translated from French.

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"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 Supplement ?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 Supplement

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