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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Written in the form of a diary, kept by the Cameroonian houseboy Toundi, this book looks at Toundi's innocence and his awe of the white world of his masters.

Synopsis:

Houseboy 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435905323
Translator:
Reed, John
Publisher:
Heinemann
Translator:
Reed, John
Author:
Reed, John
Author:
Oyono, Ferdinand
Author:
Cyono, Ferdinand
Author:
Oyono
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dairy fiction
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
Cameroon
Subject:
Diary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Thi
Series:
African writers series ;
Series Volume:
vyp. 3
Publication Date:
December 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.79x5.07x.33 in. .26 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Heinemann - English 9780435905323 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written in the form of a diary, kept by the Cameroonian houseboy Toundi, this book looks at Toundi's innocence and his awe of the white world of his masters.
"Synopsis" by , Houseboy 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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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