A Black Boy At Eton, Dillibe Onyeama


Author Dillibe Onyeama Published by Penguin Books ISBN 9780241993811 EAN 9780241993811 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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Dillibe was the second black boy to study at Eton – joining in 1965 – and the first to complete his education there. Written at just 21, this is a deeply personal, revelatory account of the racism he endured during his time as a student at the prestigious institution. He tells in vivid detail of his own background as the son of a Nigerian judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, of his arrival at the school, of the curriculum, of his reception by other boys (and masters), and of his punishments. He tells, too, of the cruel racial prejudice and his reactions to it, and of the alienation and stereotyping he faced at such a young age. ‘A Black Boy at Eton’ is a searing, ground-breaking book displaying the deep psychological effects of colonialism and racism.


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