Oyonos the old man and the medal is an incisive satire on the false pretenses of the so called civilizing mission using old meka as a prototype of the hoodwinked african oyono lays bare the hollowness of the mission in africa. Ferdinand oyonos the old man and the medal first published as le vieux ngre et la mdaille in 1956 is one of the best of the african novels dealing with the clash of cultures during the era of european colonial rule in africa. The old man and the medal satirizes colonialism through the eyes of a god fearing and loyal old villager who completely reverses his opinion of the white man on the same day that he is to receive a medal for his service sacrifices of his sons. The old man and the medal le vieux ngre et la mdaille is a 1956 post colonial novel by cameroonian diplomat and writer ferdinand oyono the novel was translated into english and republished in 1967 in the influential heinemann african writers series. In his second novel le vieux ngre et la medaille the old man and the medal oyono evoked the deep sense of disillusionment felt by those africans who were committed to the west yet rejected by their colonial masters
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