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Author Onyeoziri, Gloria Nne

Title Shaken wisdom : irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction / Gloria Nne Onyeoziri
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011

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Description 1 online resource (178 pages)
Contents Introduction: African ironies -- From rhetoric to semantics -- Interpreting irony -- Pragmatics and Ahmadou Kourouma's (post)colonial state -- Chinua Achebe's Arrow of god and the pragmatics of proverbial irony -- Calixthe Beyala: new conceptions of the ironic voice -- Conclusion: when the handshake has become another thing
Summary In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Kourouma, Ahmadou -- Criticism and interpretation
Achebe, Chinua -- Criticism and interpretation
Beyala, Calixthe -- Criticism and interpretation
Beyala, Calixthe -- Criticism and interpretation
Achebe, Chinua -- Criticism and interpretation
Kourouma, Ahmadou -- Criticism and interpretation
Achebe, Chinua
Beyala, Calixthe
Kourouma, Ahmadou
African literature (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism
African literature (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Irony in literature.
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- African.
African literature (English)
African literature (French)
Irony in literature
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
Postcolonialism in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011022867
ISBN 9780813932002
0813932009
1280490489
9781280490484
9786613585714
6613585718