مجلة المواقف
Volume 6, Numéro 1, Pages 90-103

Identifying The Colour Of Socio-political Decadence In Iyayi’s Violence And Heroes

Authors : Victor Ogbeide O .

Abstract

This paper examines the complexion of socio-political decadence in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Heroes. Beginning with the relationship between literature and the society it identifies corruption, deprivation, dehumanization, exploitation and moral degeneration as the sources of socio-political decadence in Iyayi’s referent society. The way out of the elite inspired decadent social and political policy the paper contends lies not only in a correct understanding of the system by the oppressed masses but in their conscientization and desalination that will make them take up arms to overthrow the oppressive bourgeoisie and eventually usher in the much needed societal transformation. : .

Keywords

Decadence; Polity; Masses; Bourgeoisie; Corruption; Conscientization