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The old man and the medal

Author: Ferdinand Oyono; John Reed
Publisher: London : Heinemann, 1989.
Series: African writers series, 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdinand Oyono; John Reed
ISBN: 9780435900397 0435900390
OCLC Number: 25376933
Language Note: Translation of: Le vieux nègre et la médaille.
Notes: Translation of: Le vieux nègre et la médaille.
Description: 167, [4] pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: African writers series, 39.
Other Titles: Vieux nègre et la médaille.
Responsibility: Ferdinand Oyono ; translated from the French by John Reed.

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Takes a satirical look at colonialism and the situations it promotes. By the author of "Houseboy".  Read more...

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