This paper takes a cursory look at the subjects of poverty, infidelity and oppression in Festus Iyayi’s Violence. Using Malinowski and Radcliffe Brown’s Functional. Violence. () by Festus Iyayi. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Violence, the first literary work by Dr. Festus Iyayi and published in the Longman Drumbeats series in was one of the first novels I read as.

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Violence by Festus Iyayi

In language that is often vitriolic and stinging, Iyayi’s protagonists potently display his contempt for the rampant corruption that strangles contemporary Nigeria. But when the Federal troops shoot and kill his girlfriend’s father without cause in cold blood, he begins to realize that there is more to the war than he fetus originally thought.

Iyayi, however, does weave threads of hope within each of his narratives via truculent calls by the main characters to defy their oppressors en frstus and fight for their civil rights as well as for the future of their country. Paste the link into your website, email, or any other HTML document.

Onyinye rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Top Packers and Movers in Thane http: Like Idemudia in ViolenceOgie’s abomination of the stark contrasts of wealth and poverty in his hometown is potently conveyed. Top Packers and Movers in Chennai http: For example, the opening story, “Jeged’s Madness,” is about a mutually destructive marriage that ruinously ends when a rich bureaucrat, Mr.


This base depravity of the ruling class manifests itself in various forms and ultimately trickles down to the ruled violnece PokerStar Thanks for all your information, Website is very nice and informative content. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Festus Iyayi. They in turn release their anger and frustration not upon the deserving ruling class, but amongst themselves.

This base depravity of the ruling class manifests itself in various forms and ultimately trickles down to the ruled class.

violemce Iyayi’s writing continues to be mordacious and gripping in his second novel, The Contract. He swears he will fight the system of which even his father is a part. Adeniji Tolase Donald rated it liked it Jun 26, Thanks for Nice and Informative Post.

War and Decay in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Heroes

Violence usually connotes physical abuse, but in his first novel, ViolenceIyayi redefines it as a continual, demoralizing structure that eliminates hope, pride, self-esteem, health, and the ability to live independently. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Defeated, yes, but never conquered. Please include a link to this page if you have found this material useful for research or writing a related article.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kaykay Obi rated it really liked it May 01, While the unity of the country can not be sacrificed on the alter of the leadership failure, it voilence the belief of this contributor that the ethnic diversity of the country should be be seen as a benefit for the people to expolit to advantage.

As in his previous work, Iyayi’s style is forceful and bold.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can’t read it easily. In each of Iyayi’s novels the real tragedy is that those of the ruled class are either forced or coerced to absorb their oppressor’s abuse. Olayinka rated it really liked it Jun 19, Princess Chukwuanu rated it liked it Nov 13, Valentine rated it really liked it Apr 21, Woranola Kehinde rated it really liked it Jun 05, Economic correspondent for several newspapers in Bendel; industrial training officer, Bendel State University, Ekpoma.