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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ijayi J rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Since human beings are themselves product of their socio economic and ideological environment, It is then assumed that authors cannot help but create heroe that embody ideology in some form.

Osime quickly sees that even though the Biafran and Federal troops commit wretched crimes, the generals and the officers are the real enemies of the people of Nigeria. Linkhopp rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Suprisingly, I realized that most novels I have read so far regarding the war were written from the view point of the Igbos.


This is because the motives behind the coups and counter coups are less than patriotic. As in the novels, the main character’s crisis, no matter how unique or personal, often reflects the political chaos and social disintegration of the nation at large. The Heroes are the soldiers that have blood on their hands and dirt up to their iyaiy.

Iyayi believes that only the emergence of a third force can liberate the masses from this oppression. Emediong Udo is currently reading it Dec 22, Mary Okeke 16 April at Heroes by Festus Iyayi. Heroex Horden Ibadan Brenner, Charles, We are provide affordable Packers and Movers services in Pune. Karima Mahdi added it Feb 23, Economic correspondent for several newspapers in Bendel; industrial training officer, Bendel State University, Ekpoma.

Mary Okeke Reviews: Heroes, , Festus Iyayi ****

From both sides, thousands of children are made orphans, women widow and property festuus. Margo marked it as to-read May 20, Short Stories Awaiting Court Martial.

After the war, the name of soldiers like Otun, Emmanuel, Ikeshi and Yemi will never be mentioned. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I enjoyed reading it. Ugbegun, EsanlandEdo StateNigeria.


World, the Obscure: Heroes () I Festus Iyayi

Posted by Mary Okeke Like: What I am involved in is not a matter for individuals. Jo marked it as to-read Sep 29, Festus Iyayi 29 September — 12 November [1] was a Nigerian writer known for his radical and sometimes tough stance on social and political issues. Festux writing continues to be mordacious and gripping in his second novel, The Contract.

Ebubedike marked it as to-read Jun 17, O, Literature and Sociology. Assmae rated it it was amazing Nov 28, He learns that the government awards contracts for building hospitals, roads, and low-cost housing, then demands percentages for awarding the contract.

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