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Road to Europe - 89 edition

by Ferdinand Oyono and Richard Translator Bjornson

Road to Europe (ISBN10: 0894105914; ISBN13: 9780894105913)
ISBN13: 978-0894105913
ISBN10: 0894105914

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0894105906
ISBN10: 0894105906

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 suc ...show morecess only after he acknowledges the self- loathing that fueled his attempt to escape his Africanness. First published in French in 1960. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 89
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Three Continents Press
Year Published: 1989
International: No



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