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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Corruption has ranked among the military top brass. One of the most effective passages in Violence is a series of lines from a play performed at a local hospital.

The atmosphere is ghastly horrific. Khalis rated it it was amazing Nov 13, A defender and a fighter of social rights in societies. Common terms and phrases Asaba Attracta beer began Benin Biafran soldiers bitter blood bottle bridge Brigadier Otunshi building captain commander corn Corporal Kolawole dark dead door drink Ekise enemy eyes face Federal soldiers Federal troops feel felt fight fire front gone grass grenades hand happened Hausa heard inside Jato asked jeep iyaui Kalashnikovs kill knew lance corporal landlord laughed man’s mean morning move Ndudi never Nigerian soldiers night officers Oganza Ohiali Ojukwu Onitsha festuss Osime asked Osime looked Osime lyere Osime thought Osime told Patani Perhaps photographs quiet rain rebels remember river road round Salome screams second lieutenant Sergeant Kesh Kesh shook his head shoot shot shrugged his shoulders side sitting room smiled St Barnabas College stadium stay stopped sure talk tell things third army took trucks turned understand vehicles voice wait walked heross wife woman women Yoruba.

Analisa Roche marked it as to-read Jan 27, He rose to the position of president of the feestus organization inbut inthe union was briefly banned and Iyayi was detained.


Once again, he cries hsroes against the injustices in Nigeria through well-crafted cestus and electrifying writing. His family lived on little means but instilled in him strong moral lessons about life. Thanks for stopping by. PaperbackLongman African Writerspages. Heroes by Festus Iyayi. Heroes is a war novel as well as political. The officers who issue order from lavishly furnished rooms and the rank and file who are at the fields. Heed Reez marked it as to-read Mar 21, Even though Heroes is an erudite work of fiction, it is absolutely an eye-opener and and a great insight into the Nigerian civil war Biafran war.

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Heroes by Festus Iyayi

I am going to adapt fetus 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 is to tell this story to festis who cares to listen and watch, for them to see what war can do.

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He got punished and was demoted in rank. He calls for a rebirth, a new order, a revolution that the society may become anew.

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bu He takes a job at the council and soon finds himself tortuously torn and confused over right and wrong. Marx argues that capitalism is exploitative, specifically the way in which unpaid labor creates an arrangement of transitory serfdom. Themes of brutality, cruelty, lawlessness, and conspiracy, opportunistic tendency and wicked nature of man are examined. It is puzzling people woke up suddenly and started killing each other.

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These are the people they should be fighting not the Ibo farmers or the Ibo workers Pg Osime went ahead to confess that the battle is not for a sector of the society but for all who have been deprived of a better life through greed, corruption, war, bad leadership, nepotism and rabid materailsim.

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Patani, Musa, Obilu, Ituah, people from the warring parties all agree the war is meaningless. Pg For the Marxist, the decimation of this group of leaders will eliminate all social vices and herald an egalitarian society in which labor will be rewarded and life made more abundant for all. I have been opportuned to read the first two novels of Professor Iyayi.

Does the work iyzyi or invites us to criticize oppressive socio economic forces? Fesfus Marxism, getting and keeping economic power is the motive behind all social and political activities including Education, Philosophy, Religion, Government, the Arts, Iyaui, Technology, the Media and so on.

Brigadier Otunshi who represent a microcosm of Senior military officers who enjoy comfort at the battle front and does not bat an eyelid when sacrificing his troops is seen in the company of the army paymaster Major Dantari, an ally who he needs in his stead to deny his people their rights. He would have been a year into his retirement if he iyyi opted for early retirement but the unexpected happened.

Corporal kolawole is a big example of this iyyai of justice.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; http: To ask other readers questions about Heroesplease sign up. That was how I came about reading his novel. He however has an antidote and opines thus: Otunshi camouflages in the cover of the ensuing confusion: Okorie Sylvia rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Heroes, chronicles the experience and events of the civil war in the defunct Midwest region, formerly Bendel state, and now divided into the current Edo and Delta states.