Humour in Highlife Song Texts: A Double- Edged Sword?

  • Kwesi Quayson Central University


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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How to Cite
QUAYSON, Kwesi. Humour in Highlife Song Texts: A Double- Edged Sword?. Central Inquiry, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 140-150, feb. 2019. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 may 2019.