THREE: Beyond the Symbolic: Humour in Action

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This chapter expands upon some of the theoretical points highlighted in . By framing humour as a mode of agency, this chapters uses extensive empirical material and examples from across the continent to illustrate more precisely how humour interweaves with politics across a range of different countries, political spheres and settings. It illustrates how humour does political work in a variety of ways using examples from Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, among many others.

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