Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross

Olatoye Olayiwola 71 PAGES (22365 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT

This research topic – Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross – explores the representation of Marxism in African fictions. Almost all African nations have slipped the noose of colonialism; this has influenced African leaders who continually perpetrate the principles and system of self interest of their former colonial masters. In this case, African literature/fiction has been reflecting this neo colonial issue with the aim of proffering solution to how to curb the oppression unleashed on the majority of the less privileged by the present socio-economic system of African nations. Thus, the aim of this work is to carry out a Marxist analysis of Post colonial (contemporary) African fictions, by focusing on Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross in order to reveal the way the less privilege are oppressed and exploited in a capitalist and neo colonial nations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS PAGES

Title Page i

Certification ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgement iv-v

Abstract vi

Table of Contents vii-viii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background to the Study 1-12

1.2 Statement of the Research problem 12-13 

1.3 Research Questions 13-14

1.4 Aim of the Study 14

1.5 Objective of the Study 14

1.6 Justification of the Study 15

1.7 Scope and Limitation 15

1.8.0 Biography of the Authors 16

.8.1 Biography of Festus Iyayi 16-17

1.8.2 Biography of Ngugi wa Thiongo 17-18

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Introduction 19

2.1 African Literature as a reflection of African society. 19-27

2.2 Intersection between Marxism and African Literature. 27-32

2.3 Conclusion. 32

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Introduction 33

3.1 Dimensions of Class Struggle in Festus Iyayi’s Violence. 33-45

3.2 Conclusion 46-47 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Introduction 48

4.1 Wariinga 49-53

4.2 Wangari 56-60

4.3 Muturi 60-62

4.4 Conclusion 62-63

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Summary 64

5.2 Conclusion 64-67

5.3 Work Cited 68-71


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APA

Olatoye, O (2020). Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross. Afribary.com: Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/olak-2

MLA 8th

Olayiwola, Olatoye. "Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 21 Sep. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/olak-2 . Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

MLA7

Olayiwola, Olatoye. "Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 21 Sep. 2020. Web. 24 Nov. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/olak-2 >.

Chicago

Olayiwola, Olatoye. "Marxism in Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Devil on the Cross" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed November 24, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/olak-2