Irony and schizophrenia in Bessie Head's Maru

Olaogun, Modupe O.
December 1994
Research in African Literatures;Winter94, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p69
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explores the possibility of the connection between irony found in the book `Maru,' by Bessie Head and her schizophrenia. Definitions of schizophrenia; Schizophrenic traits in the characters depicted in the book; Formative influences of the lead character; Depiction of racialist designs masquerading as rational scientism; Parody in the exposure of the irrationality of race, caste, class and gender-based persecution.


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