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War and Decay in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Heroes

A total revolution, powered by the third army, could eliminate fesths corrupt officials reigning at the top of violene sectors of Nigerian society and replace it with rule by those who love the land, work the land, and therefore respect it and its inhabitants.

Tom Benn rated it it was ok Aug 31, For example, the opening story, “Jeged’s Madness,” is about a mutually destructive marriage that ruinously ends when a rich bureaucrat, Mr. The soldiers have learned to become murderers from the military’s officers—they are merely instruments of destruction under the orders of officers who seek power, territory, and fortune.

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Especially in Awaiting Court Martial ciolence, Iyayi displays an uncanny ability for capturing the details of his character’s troubled psyches through crisp metaphors and often naturalistic imagery. Idemudia witnesses this play is educated and inspired by the actor who denounces violence and advocates resistance, and then leads his co-workers in threatening to strike for better wages and conditions.


Violence by Festus Iyayi

This practice leaves little or no money for building the structures the contract was for—resulting in inferior and often-abandoned projects. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can’t read it easily. Hide my email completely instead? Ithink that those who have power or have money or hight standard living abuse poor people or weaker people.

Festus Iyayi’s three novels, Violence, Viloence Contractand Heroesas well as his collection of short stories, Awaiting Court Martialexpose the abject penury and disenfranchisement that constitute the social reality of the majority of Nigerians.

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Refresh and try again. Throttle Cheat-Away, offers the husband advancements only so that he can rape the wife. Mo rated it it was ok Dec 12, Content on this website is from high-quality, licensed material originally published in print form. Open Preview See a Problem? Published January 1st by Longman Publishing Group. Iyai is a prolific writer and reading the novels gives the reader and any other audience a serious reason to think about our country.

They really capture the true position of the nation’s socio economic and political divide which has kept the country from rapid development. This base depravity of the ruling class manifests itself in various forms and ultimately trickles down to the ruled class PokerStar Iyayi, however, does weave threads of hope within each of his narratives via truculent calls by the main characters to defy their oppressors en masse and fight for their civil rights as well as for the future of their country.

As in his previous work, Iyayi’s style is forceful and bold. Damilola Akapo rated it really liked it Aug 04, When Idemudia, a typical, destitute laborer, is fortunate enough to find work, the conditions at the site are deplorable. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


In language that is often vitriolic and stinging, Iyayi’s protagonists potently display his contempt for the rampant corruption that strangles contemporary Nigeria. Thanks for all your information, Website is very nice and informative content.

Anything can be bought or sold. Obofun and Queen exemplify Nigeria’s corrupt, monied class. He takes a job at the council and soon finds himself tortuously torn and confused over right and wrong.

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Paste the link into your website, email, or any other HTML document. Iyayi utilizes this poignant and very effective device to convey his definition of violence. Sarah rated it really liked it Jan 06, Books by Festus Iyayi.

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This base depravity of the ruling class manifests itself in various forms and ultimately trickles down to the ruled class. It is the teaming population of the country that is actually the heart of what is called Nigeria. He learns that the government awards contracts for building hospitals, roads, and low-cost housing, then demands percentages for awarding the contract. Once again, he cries out against the injustices in Nigeria through well-crafted characters and electrifying writing.

See 1 question about Violence…. If he chooses to fight the system, to organize the workers against his boss, Queen, and to ask for higher wages and better conditions, then he risks being fired and subsequent starvation. They in turn release their anger and frustration not upon the deserving ruling class, but amongst themselves. Packers and Movers in Hyderabad go to: Nuralawal rated it it was ok Jun 26,