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houseman

A term of art referring to either a junior houseman in the UK, a pre-registration house office (PRHO) the first year of training after graduating from medical school, now known as Foundation Year 1 (FY1), or a senior houseman or senior house officer (SHO), the second year after medical school, now FY2.
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The houseboy will only answer yes or no; he pushes me away firmly when I try to touch his smooth black skin.
Thirteen year old Ugwu, a poor houseboy from a remote Nigerian village, is forced to fight and survive in the Biafran army.
Character actor Henry Silva plays a supporting role in The Manchurian Candidate, first as a Korean double agent who lures the soldiers toward their capture and later as the houseboy who monitors the assassin.
Akkad easily assimilated into university life, but struggled financially and earned his board by working as a houseboy in a Beverly Hills mansion.
Mostly, though, we learn of the war, the colonial history of its origins, and the national politics that fueled it, through the lives of Adichie's characters: Olanna, selfless, educated, wealthy, and fresh back home from London; Odenigbo, her idealist academic "revolutionary lover"; their houseboy (servant) Ugwu; Olanna's hard-as-nails twin sister Kainene, and her insecure white British lover.
This horrific story, defined by violence, ethnic strife, and power politics, is told from the perspectives of three individuals: 13-year-old Ugwu, an intelligent Igbo houseboy from a poor village who works for a revolutionary-minded professor, Odenigbo; Olanna, Odenigbo's beautiful lover from a wealthy, educated Igbo family; and Richard, an idealistic young Englishman who takes up with Kainene, Olanna's enigmatic twin sister.
While a houseboy to the family, Ramon witnessed Che's execution and burial, with another strand showing how this has affected him, particularly in his relationship with a French journalist, Jean (Jonatan Stern), there to cover the exhumation of Che's bones.
I now add Baffour's Beefs as supplement teaching material for my Literature students, alongside books like Cry the Beloved Country, Houseboy, and even Blair (Eric Arthur, aka George Orwell's) Animal Farm.
Even when she was a simple country girl singing and playing guitar with Porter Wagoner, she looked vaguely like a Fire Island houseboy with a stuffed bra.
I was travelling through America and I was asked if I would like to be a houseboy for these people who in return would show me around the area.
No wonder the prevalent figure of the Filipino houseboy becomes the source of masculine anxiety, family crisis and queer metaphor for actor and performance artist Nicky Paraiso (in photo), who sings, embodies and ruminates on the legacies of three Filipino helps in his lovely, bittersweet memoir.