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Oyono, Ferdinand 1929-2010

Overview
Works: 76 works in 536 publications in 14 languages and 5,050 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PQ3989.O9, 843
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Most widely held works by Ferdinand Oyono
Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

205 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cameroonian houseboy Toundi dreams of advancement and so studies the world of his white masters closely. "Gradually his eyes are opened to its realities, and in the end this leads to tragic consequences because the Europeans cannot endure the gaze of the man they have destroyed
The old man and the medal by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

151 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Ferdinand Oyono's Houseboy, this book fiercely satirises the colonial situation through the eyes of Africans. Meka, an old village has always been loyal to the white man. It is with pride that he first hears he is to receive a medal. While waiting for the ceremony, however, Meka's pride gives way to scepticism, so that the dominant thought is how long he must wait before he can relieve himself. At the same time his wife has realised that this medal is being given to her husband as compensation for the sacrifices they have made. The events following the ceremony confirm Meka's new estimation of the white man
Road to Europe by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

55 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aki Barnabas is an educated Cameroonian. With difficulty and help from his oppressed parents, he studies to become a priest. However, he is deemed to be too friendly with another seminarian and summarily thrown out. The rest of the novel is spent with his efforts both to get a job but, more importantly, as the title implies, to get to Europe, specifically France. He tries various jobs - working in a shop, with a Greek owner, teaching a French girl, working in a hotel - but none is satisfactory. The teaching job is inspired as much as anything by his desire for the mother of his student and he fantasizes about their having an affair and her leaving her husband and taking him back to France with her. It doesn't happen and mother and daughter return to France on their own. His mother diligently helps him to try and raise money to go to France, even going to the tribal leaders. He is rebuffed by them but not before his mother gives them a taste of her tongue. His best success is when he is on a bus that is stuck in traffic and his story is discussed and all the passengers contribute to his kitty. He nearly walks away from his dream when Bendjanga-Boy tells him that it is a waste of time going to France - even college graduates are sweeping the streets so what hope is there for him. Indeed, it looks like it is his fate to stay at home till, right at the very end, he comes across a revival meeting, where the preachers are planning on taking a few smart Africans with them to Europe." -- Publisher
Ferdinand Oyono, écrivain camerounais by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecce homo, Ferdinand Léopold Oyono : hommage à un classique africain by Gervais Mendo Ze( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une vie de boy and Le vieux nègre et la médaille by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ou yue nuo by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old man and the medal by Ferdinand Oyono( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Življenje hišnega služabnika by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Slovenian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old man and the medal. Translated ... by John Reed by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Une vie de boy", Oyono : analyse critique by Jacques Chevrier( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De oude man en de medaille : roman by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oude, bekeerde Kameroenees wordt door katholieke priesters geprest zijn grond weg te schenken
Den gamel neger og medaljen by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En boy's liv by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirisk roman fra Afrika om franske kolonifamilier i form af en negertjeners dagbogsoptegnelser
Comprendre "Le vieux nègre et la médaille" de Ferdinand Oyono by Mathieu François Minyono-Nkodo( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houseboy ; translated by John Reed by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houseboy; translated from the French by John Reed by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tong pu de yi sheng by yue nuo Ao( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Houseboy
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The old man and the medalUne vie de boy and Le vieux nègre et la médailleThe old man and the medal. Translated ... by John ReedOyono, Une vie de boy and Le vieux nègre et la médailleReading the African novel
Alternative Names
Ferdinand Oyono Cameroonian diplomat

Ferdinand Oyono camerounsk skribent

Ferdinand Oyono diplomat camerunez

Ferdinand Oyono diplomático camerunés

Ferdinand Oyono Kameruni diplomaat

Ferdinand Oyono kamerunischer Schriftsteller und Politiker

Ferdinand Oyono kamerunsk författare

Ferdinand Oyono kamerunsk skribent

Ferdinand Oyono schrijver uit Kameroen (1929-2010)

Ferdinand Oyono scrittore e diplomatico camerunense

Oyono, F.

Oyono, F. 1929-2010

Oyono, Ferdinand, 1929-

Oyono, Ferdinand 1929-2010

Oyono, Ferdinand Léopold 1929-2010

Ойоно, Фердинанд Леопольд

Фердинан Ойоно

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فرديناند أيونو، 1929-2010

오요노, 페르디낭 1929-2010

오요노, 페르디낭 레오폴드 1929-2010

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