1st Edition

Satire and the Postcolonial Novel
V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

ISBN 9780415803496
Published July 9, 2009 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

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."



John Clement Ball earned hi PhD (1995) from the University of Toronto and is currently an associate professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. His articles on postcolonial and Canadian literature have appeared in ARIEL, English Studies in Canada, and elsewhere. He is editor of Studies in Canadian Literature.


'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)