Festus Iyayi
(1947-)

Nigerian marxist writer, he has written several radical, realist novels about Nigeria. In the 1980's he was active in a progressive academic staff union, eventually becoming its president. Detained several times for his activism during the military dictatorship of Ibrahim Babangida. Always deeply concerned about social justice and having no faith in the ruling class, Iyayi has remained a committed and principled radical.




Violence (1979):

The Contract (1982):