The old man and the medal: Kill them and honour them

The author of the classic novel, The Old Man and The Medal, Ferdinand Léopold Oyono (1929–2010), wrote in French in the 1950s. His works are anti-colonialist, especially The old man and the medal which fiercely satirizes the false pretenses of European colonial rule in Africa, the deceitful and empty awards like medals which the oppressors awarded gullible Africans after exploiting, brutalising and even killing them.

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Published By: Nigeria Lifestyle - Monday, 18 June