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Road to Europe

Road to Europe - 89 edition

Road to Europe - 89 edition

ISBN13: 9780894105913

ISBN10: 0894105914

Road to Europe by Ferdinand Oyono and Richard  Translator Bjornson - ISBN 9780894105913
Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Three Continents Press
Published: 1989
International: No
Road to Europe by Ferdinand Oyono and Richard  Translator Bjornson - ISBN 9780894105913

ISBN13: 9780894105913

ISBN10: 0894105914

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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