Poverty, Infidelity and Oppression in Festus Iyayi’s Violence

Nwabudike Christopher Eziafa, Anaso George Nworah


This paper takes a cursory look at the subjects of poverty, infidelity and oppression in Festus Iyayi’s Violence. Using Malinowski and Radcliffe Brown’s Functional approach to literature as a framework, the writers peer into the society with the intent of exposing the ills bedeviling the people. The preponderant penury has been decried; the cruelty of infidelity and immorality has been denounced as well as the dehumanizing oppression of the poor by the rich. The study concludes with a call on the government and well-meaning members of society to stand and overcome these three maladies. 

Keywords: Poverty, Infidelity, Oppression, Violence

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