Satire and the Postcolonial Novel V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie
By John Clement Ball Copyright 2003
Also available as eBook on:
Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."
Introduction; Chapter one Theories of Satire and Postcolonialism; Chapter two “The Old Enemy. And Also the New”; Chapter three “In All Fairness”; Chapter four “Pessoptimism”; Conclusion; afterword_2002 Afterword (2002);
'Satire and the Postcolonial Novel makes an important and highly original contribution to the field of postcolonial studies, for it offers the first sustained critique of satire in comparative postcolonial literature.' - English Studies in Canada (ESC)