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Nigger At Eton

3.16  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 102 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Delta of Nigeria (first published March 20th 1972)
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Edmund Marlowe
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A rather sad, but unsurprising true story

Dillibe Onyeama was the second African ever to go to Eton College, “the world’s most famous school” as he calls it, where he arrived in January 1965, aged fourteen, having been put down for it at birth by his father, an eminent Oxford-educated Nigerian judge. This account of his four years there is claimed by the author to be entirely true excepting some changes of name. I believe that, as it rings consistently true of my experiences as a boy there at a l
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Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
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Very interesting look at racism in 1960s Eton, but I would have liked to debate the author on a couple of points.

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Ugochi Okoli
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
AREVIEW BY OKOLI UGOCHI

Dillibe Onyeama recounts his smooth transition from the Groove Park preparatory school in Sussex into Eton on the 19 th of January, 1965. The second black student in the school, his welcome by his housemates was short-lived as the colour of his skin brought him under attack from his first week at what is perhaps the world’s most prestigious boys’ boarding school.

In Dillibe’s second week, he began to participate in various school activities like the ‘colour test’ (memorizin
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J. Maximilian Jarrett II
I read this in 1983 just after my first year at a “minor” “public school” in Dorset, England called “Canford” where I had been a “grov” to Middle Sixth Formers in Court House throughout that initial “Shell” year, when I came across it in my father’s library while on holiday back home in Liberia. Much of it resonated with my own experience as member of a very, very small “minority” in a post WWII, post “end of Empire” English elite boarding school. Enough said.
Paul Fadoju
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: autobiography
Was really disappointed with the book or Mr Onyeama especially with his last comment about the Blacks.
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