Sanya Osha and the Triple Discourse: Postcoloniality, Subjectivity, and Democratic Consensus

Richard Obinna Iroanya


This paper reviews Sanya Osha’s latest book on Africa’s postcolonial conditions, especially as it concerns democratic governance. The review considers the book as trans-disciplinary and focuses on its three sub-themes, namely, postmodernity, decolonization and globalization. The main arguments of the author on these sub-themes are highlighted and briefly discussed. While the review finds the author’s overall discourse interesting and insightful to the understanding of African postcolonial conditions, it nevertheless raises concerns on some of the issues the author discussed such as criticisms of Achille Mbembe and others.


Colonialism; democracy; informality; globalization; modernity; post-colonialism; postmodernity; subjectivity

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