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Une vie de boyBoy' the dog of the King Toundi's attempt to fulfill a dream of advancement and improvement opens his eyes to troubling realities Gradually preconceptions of the Europeans come crashing down on him as he struggles with his identity his place in society and the changing culture. French colonials could be awfully nastySince I knew this already I didn't come away with any new insights from this book nor was I especially moved by the prose Perhaps Oyono's work almost seems cliche nowadays which is certainly not his fault As one of the founders of the negritude movement Oyono deserves props for being one of the early writers of the colonial experience from a native perspective I do wish that the female character was better developed She was simply nasty rather than a fully fleshed character who might have some redeeming ualities

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Ch discloses his awe of the white world and a web of unpredictable experiences Early on he escapes his father's angry blows by seeking asylum with his benefactor the local European Une vie ePUB #8608 priest who meets an untimely death Toundi then becomes the Chief European's '. Book 29 of the African Writer's Series depicts the despotic cruel treatment of native Cameroonians in French Cameroun the former League of Nations's mandate The perspective is that of Toundi The book is in the form of a diary although the reading is fluid like a novel is Toundi left home as soon as he could do so and a priest Father Gilbert sheltered him Eventually the solitary Commandant hires him as his Houseboy The former is rough but eventually softens his attitude to Toundi and approves of him After a long while the Commandant's beautiful wife arrives and settles in the house Initially unbeknown to the Commandant her secret tryst becomes the beginning of the end for Toundi

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Une vie de boy Download Æ 107 ï ➶ [Reading] ➸ Une vie de boy By Ferdinand Oyono ➫ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Toundi Ondoua the rural African protagonist of Houseboy encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon Houseboy written in Toundi Ondoua the rToundi Ondoua the rural African protagonist of Houseboy encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon Houseboy written in the form of Toundi's captivating diary and translated from the original Fren. This novel which was written decades ago is haunting and very powerful evoking the colonial situation in black Africa in the past It is very funny and very sombre and sad at the same time The protagonist the main narrator is naïve and fascinated by the gleam of white life and privilege to use a word gleam beloved by the great Ayi Kwei Armah Toundi believes great vistas are opening up for him by being the houseboy of one of the white colonial administrators The author brilliantly explores the whole scenario evoking the raw basic humanity in people across colours and race Here we have discrimination prejudice lust and infidelity; and the cruelty personified by the police and penal system The protagonist actually witnesses a horrific beating uptorture by the penal agents that tragically presages his own demise As Toundi revels and in the white man's secrets he seals his won doom in the processFor example Toundi is initially fascinated with the wife of his master of this later but soon realises that apart from being a mere human too despite her white colour she is actually worthless and sleeps around extravagantly Being aware of such a secret is of course dangerous though the irony is that it is no secret at all When we see Toundi's white master implying that the boy smells badly it mirrors the sentiment of the black girl lover of a whiteman who complains about the smell of her white boyfriend Being white of course the lover boy is not too anxious to let the world know about his black girlfriend and does not trust her fidelity at all In the end our narrator finds himself in an awkward situation though in no way culpable he is arrested by the system and viciously worked oversoon to die or less like a dogThere is a memorable passage in this work that reflects how much Toundi initially worshipped the whites; when he first meets the wife of his master and she awkwardly shakes his hand Hear him I have held the hand of my ueenfrom now on my hand is sacredmy hand belongs to my ueen whose hair is the colour of ebony whose skin is pink and white as ivory A shudder ran through me at the touch of her handher smile is refreshing as a spring of water Her look is as warm as a ray from the setting sun This passage is at the same time funny serious and tragic It rather encapsulates Toundi as his life hurtles towards implacable disasterbohloko