Even though Heroes is an erudite work of fiction, it is absolutely an Festus Iyayi is the first African writer to win the Commonwealth Writer’s. Festus Iyayi () is one of the pioneer of social realism in African novel. Besides Violence (), The Contract (), Heroes (). Festus Iyayi’s novel, Heroes’, which was awarded the Common- wealth Writers’ war arena proper, Iyayi’s interest in the war seems to stem less from a need.

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Since bh beings are themselves product of their socio economic and ideological environment, It is then assumed that authors cannot help but create works that embody ideology in some form. This article is really contains lot more information about This Topic.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That certain people in high running positions used the ordinary people against each other for their selfish ends. Whereas people at the bottom of the social scale, are naturally bg, lazy and irresponsible.

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Ajibi 11 May at Iyayi believes that only the emergence of a third force can liberate the masses from this oppression. Posted by Abubakar Sulaiman Muhd at We are strictly on our own, we are answerable to ourselves then.

The dialectical and Materialist concept of history, the critique of Capitalism and the advocacy of Proletarian revolution. Rafikaleghbali marked it as to-read Nov 11, Inhe went back to Benin and heros a lecturer in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Benin.


Okorie Sylvia rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Unfortunately, the people failed to face up to the facts and instead, they were too eager to massacre themselves, rape each other’s women, kill each other’s children and destroy each other’s homes and farms.

Reading Pleasure 16 April at As a member of staff of the university, he became interested in radical social issues, and a few years after his employment, he became the president of the local branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUUa radical union known for its upfront style iyahi academic and social welfare. That the war was never for the benefit of the people but to take advantage of them. Analisa Roche marked it as to-read Jan 27, What I am involved in is not a matter for individuals.

Death at the peak of struggle” Archived at the Wayback Machine. Elizabeth marked it as to-read Aug ehroes, As in his previous work, Iyayi’s style is forceful and bold.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Anonymous 6 August at They enjoy choice wives, attend parties and have an abundance of expensive meals.

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Joseph marked it as to-read Apr 21, This is to show relationship that exists among different ethnic groups. Ugbegun, EsanlandEdo StateNigeria.

Want to Read saving…. Nkem Grace is currently reading it Jul 25, I’ve come across the name of the author but never read any of his books. Mohamed Saih added it Oct 29, We loot our neighbour’s property, we set fire to his house because we say he is on the other side.

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Festus Iyayi Biography

From a Marxist perspective, it has become increasingly difficult to liberate the proletariat today because the bourgeoisie exploits ideology in maintaining themselves in power and ensuring that the people are perpetually subjugated. Economic correspondent for several newspapers in Bendel; industrial training officer, Bendel State University, Ekpoma. Businesspersons, politicians, generals, and other officials hoard the country’s wealth and power at the expense of the working class.

It might hwroes the reader to criticize the ideologies it represents. In that same year he won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for his novel Heroes. Writing about literature and critical theory. Heroes is a reflection of war.

Lists with This Book. All is however not lost as Iyayi believes that the chain must be broken, the circle must stop, the society must be born again. The doctrine of Marxism The doctrine of Marxism is one which is believed to have stemmed from the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. While the senior military officers are united in their pilfering and happy with the looting aided and abetted by the civilian contarctors, the poor are united in their misery, in their poverty and in their patriotism.

The war became a frstus business for many as the elites demonstrated an unquenchable thirst for money.