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One of Them: An Eton College Memoir Reviews

One of Them: An Eton College Memoir by Musa Okwonga

One of Them: An Eton College Memoir

Musa Okwonga

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Imprint: Unbound
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 15 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781783529674

Musa Okwonga explores the effect of toxic institutions on Britain's political life through the lens of his time at Eton as a young Black man

4 stars out of 5
6 May 2021

"A self-confessed outsider's account of his time at the elite school is nuanced and warm rather than damning"

Okwonga is considered, intelligent, and poetic in his prose. This is an earnest, and often intimate reflection on his life and his perceived shortcomings. Perceived, because, at times the standards he holds himself to are so arbitrary. In one way, Okwonga’s humility and modesty clearly shows that he is not, as he writes, one of them. He is so aware of the opportunity afforded to him through his education that he fails to give due recognition to his own accomplishments; as an author and as a person. 

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