DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.03.002
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Niyi Akingbe, Christopher Babatunde Ogunyemi

Abstract: This paper is preoccupied with the delineation of the dialectic of poverty and wealth in Festus Iyayi's Violence. The unbridled struggle between the bourgeois and the proletariat in the novel constitutes the onus of the dialectical materialism which underlies an axiomatic focus of societal superstructure. An application of Kenneth Boulding's theory of protest to the Nigerian social milieu, poignantly reveals that there is a potent foregrounding of the class stratification between the rich and the poor. The pap…

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