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Shaken wisdom : irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction

Author: Gloria Nne Onyeoziri
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Onyeoziri, Gloria Nne.
Shaken wisdom.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011022867
(OCoLC)729863262
Named Person: Ahmadou Kourouma; Chinua Achebe; Calixthe Beyala; Ahmadou Kourouma; Chinua Achebe; Calixthe Beyala; Chinua Achebe; Calixthe Beyala; Ahmadou Kourouma
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Nne Onyeoziri
ISBN: 9780813932002 0813932009
OCLC Number: 785943037
Description: 1 online resource (178 p.)
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.
Responsibility: Gloria Nne Onyeoziri.

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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.

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