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 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. The brother’s laughter disarms and ridicules the effectiveness of the mass execution, transforming the marksmen into boys simply “spitting at the sun.

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Kingsley Okechukwu rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Businesspersons, politicians, generals, and other officials hoard the country’s wealth and power at the expense of the working class. 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. Especially in Awaiting Court MartialIyayi displays an uncanny ability for capturing the details of his character’s troubled psyches through crisp metaphors and often naturalistic imagery.

Iyayi utilizes this poignant and very effective device to convey his definition of violence. I have been opportuned to read the first two novels of Professor Iyayi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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Books by Festus Iyayi. Osime’s solution is iyyayi formation of a third army—one that fights the greedy politicians, businesspersons, and generals. Top Packers and Movers in Thane http: Festus Iyayi’s three novels, Violence, The 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Iiyayi that those who have power or have money or hight standard living abuse poor people or weaker people. Kaylan O’byrne rated it really liked it Apr 16, In its critique of the generals and military power, therefore, the novel offers a useful analogy for unveiling the hypocrisy and self-interest that lie hidden behind bourgeoisie ideology. Top Packers and Movers in Chennai http: Anything can be bought or sold.

J rated it really liked it Aug 01, He takes a job at the council and soon finds himself tortuously torn and confused over right and wrong. The people of Benin live in squalor while a few wealthy, corrupt officials get fatter.

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He learns that the government ciolence contracts for building hospitals, roads, and low-cost housing, then demands percentages for awarding the contract. Whats the synopsis of the story?


Throttle Cheat-Away, offers the husband advancements only so that he can rape the wife. The main character, Ogie, returns to Benin after an absence of four years and is amazed and disgusted at how quickly and completely the city has decayed.

Osime is a journalist who supports the vociferous calls for a united Nigeria and those violenec the Biafran soldiers and exalting the Federal troops. Return to Book Page.

Festus Iyayi Biography

Iyayi’s criticism of Nigerian society is relentless in all three novels, but even among the dire revelations and depressing reality of the polarities of privation and opulence in Nigeria, he offers an encouraging creed for social change: There is filth and chaos everywhere.

Adeniji Tolase Donald rated it liked it Jun 26, 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. Zizi rated it liked it Sep 16, Thanks for Nice and Informative Post. Onyinye rated it it was amazing Feb 03, One of the most effective passages in Violence is a series of lines from a play performed at a local hospital.

In language that is often vitriolic and stinging, Iyayi’s protagonists potently display his contempt for the rampant corruption that strangles contemporary Nigeria. As in his previous work, Iyayi’s style is forceful and bold. It is the teaming population of the country that is actually the heart of what is called Nigeria. Association of Nigerian Voilence prize, ; Commonwealth Writers prize,