Afro-Saxon Homecoming Memories of a Black Boy at Eton
Published in early 2023 Afro-Saxon is the follow-up to 'A Black Boy at Eton' where Dillibe Onyeama recounts his experience of being the first black boy to complete his education at Eton.
Dillibe Onyeama was the first black boy to complete his education at Eton in 1968. Written at just
twenty-one, 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 he
suffered and his reactions to it, and of the alienation and stereotyping he faced at such a young
‘A Black Boy at Eton’ was a searing, ground-breaking book displaying the deep psychological
effects of colonialism and racism, and the follow-up ‘Afro-Saxon’ talks more about his story.