Eclectic Considerations in the Communication Ideology of Salman Rushdie

Owoeye, Durojaiye Kehinde


Salman Rushdie’s quest for a desirable and respectable postcolony takes an omnibus approach. In order to lift the
postcolony out of the morass of colonial stranglehold, the all-inclusive stylistic means of theme, plot, characterization,
setting, etc., are deployed to glorify indigenous values. Of these elements, the issue of language seems to be the most
instructive as it is primary in the cultural denigration that follows colonial imposition of the foreign linguistic paradigm.
Rushdie, consequent upon this, becomes clear-sighted about the need to deconstructively revise, in various ways,
English language perspectives through some forms of indigenization and rule infractions. In addition, postcolonial fury
is also not dispensed with in his wording. The present essay attempts to critique the degree of simplicity and
complexity that accompanies the author’s postcolonial language reordering ethos. Intermittent references to Ben
Okri’s works are to put in perspective how magical realist authors vary their stylistic media.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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