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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Akindipe Akinwande rated it really liked it Jan 01, I’ve come across the name of the author but never read any of his books. Newer Post Older Post Home.

This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat What has happened is that we are all caught up in the fight between elephants, elephants fighting for more space, more power, more money. NY Mufin books Dobie Ann. The following questions are offered to summarize nearest fewtus to literature: Their families are in their hearts but they trod on to fight a war against the wrong enemies.

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Sergeant Audu, one of the Nigerians officers and Omise maintain a good relationship. Yet the politicians who want to increase their power refuse to consider the misery of the citizens. Strike May Linger As This is to show relationship that exists among different ethnic groups. 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 jeroes being fired and subsequent starvation.

They don’t belong to Nigeria so they use words like “The Country” hegoes the true citizens, that have built from scratch herose fortune, that know their neighbours by their faces not just names, that have nurtured their children on the same soil they were nurtured, that see the ibo man and himself as equals- these are the ones that call Nigeria theirs- “Our country”.


Usman Sherif marked it as to-read Jan 20, The story is about a journalist who went to find his girlfriend, Salome, in the battlefield. A defender and a fighter of social rights in societies.

For example, the opening story, “Jeged’s Madness,” neroes about a mutually destructive marriage that ruinously ends when a rich bureaucrat, Mr.

Exploitation festua been a socio- economic feature of any class society and is one of the principal features distinguishing the social classes, the power of one social class to control the means of production, enables its exploitation of the other classes.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Osime paints the picture thus: 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 had originally thought.

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Ugbegun, EsanlandEdo StateNigeria. Assmae rated it it was amazing Nov 28, The masses cannot afford to trust any of the fesrus forces and as such the need for the third army.

The generals who steal the salary and pension of the fallen comrades or those working class who keep the ffstus of the country with their blood? The generals and the politicians and the businessmen are their enemies in life as in death, in war as in peace. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; http: The dry milks meant for the starving children are seen in supermarkets in lagos. It is assumed that people at the top of the social scale are naturally superior to those below them, more intelligent, more responsible, more trustworthy, and more ethical.

The rank and file are fighting to keep the unity of the country whereas the generals are fighting to keep one section of the ruling class in power and another away from power. Mary Okeke 28 July at Religion emphasizes that the poor, if they remain non violent will find their feetus in heaven. From a Marxist perspective, it has become increasingly difficult to liberate the proletariat today heroess the bourgeoisie exploits ideology in maintaining themselves in power and ensuring that the people are perpetually subjugated.


Galadima Zakari marked it as to-read Nov 13, Prior to this, I had read several books on the biafran war but sincerely speaking reading this book with my young mind gave me a very different and balanced perspective of the war. It is a society which is based on violence, injustice, brutality and immorality. Longman- Nigeria – pages. Victor Arua rated it it was ok May 27, Pg So the war that the rank and file soldiers fight is not theirs.

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

They’ve been led to believe that their enemies are the rebels, those who seek to divide the country. His style of writing is realistic in nature and tends to depict the social, political and moral environment and system both the poor and the rich live and work in. I am going to adapt this book to make a movie some day, I sincerely think this story has to be told in a bigger way, not in any way undermining this beautiful work of Festus Iyayi rest his soulmy aim herroes to tell this story to anyone who cares to listen and watch, for them to see what war can do.

Throttle Cheat-Away, offers the husband advancements only so that he can rape the wife. Ebubedike marked it as to-read Jun 17,