Quadrant Books scoops 'Afro-Saxon' the follow-up to ‘A Black Boy at Eton'
New indie press Quadrant Books launched in early 2022 scoops author Dillibe Onyeama’s
'Afro-Saxon' the follow-up to ‘A Black Boy at Eton’ originally published by Penguin plus 2 new fiction titles by the same author, due for publication mid-2023.
Dillibe Onyeama was the first black boy to complete his education at Eton. Written at just 21, it was 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.
'Afro-Saxon' follows-up ‘A Black Boy at Eton’ which was a hugely controversial, searing, ground-breaking book displaying the deep psychological effects of colonialism and racism.