Humour in Highlife Song Texts: A Double- Edged Sword?
The paper examines the nature of humour as a phenomenon in human experience and its peculiar effects as a feature in highlife song texts. It uses the dynamics of rendition and reception of the song texts as a framework to demonstrate the rather ambivalent effects of humorous highlife song texts in the Ghanaian social setting. The study’s significance is in its quest to open a new window of interrogation on the rhetorical expressiveness of the highlife song text and its socio- cultural implications.
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