Shaken Wisdom: Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African by Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

By Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

In her specialize in irony and which means in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria
Nne Onyeoziri refers to an inner subversion of the discourse of the clever and the strong, a
perform that has performed a number of roles within the move of information, authority, and opinion
inside of African groups; within the interpretation of colonial and postcolonial adventure; and
within the ongoing resistance to tyrannies in African societies. yet irony is often reversible and
can be utilized to query the oppressed in addition to the oppressor, shaking all presumptions of
knowledge. even supposing the writer cites quite a few African writers, she selects six works by way of Chinua
Achebe, Ahmadou Kourouma, and Calixthe Beyala for her fundamental analysis.

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