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Road to Europe

Road to Europe - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0894105913

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ISBN10: 0894105914
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Edition/Copyright: 89
Publisher: Three Continents Press
Published: 1989
International: No

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Road to Europe - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0894105913

Ferdinand Oyono and Richard Translator Bjornson

ISBN13: 978-0894105913
ISBN10: 0894105914
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Edition/Copyright: 89
Publisher: Three Continents Press

Published: 1989
International: No
Summary

Oyono's third novel is the bittersweet, first-person story of Aki Barnabas, a young Cameroonian scholar who seeks to become "someone" by using the rules of the colonial system to his personal advantage.

Failing in his nearly ten-year effort to win a scholarship to Paris, sacrificing his very self in a futile quest for prestige, Barnabas becomes lost at home and unwanted abroad. A victim of his own delusional thinking, he achieves a measure of success only after he acknowledges the self- loathing that fueled his attempt to escape his Africanness. First published in French in 1960.

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