Female 'Weight' in the Nigerian Fiction: Iyayi's ‘Violence’ and Ibezute's ‘Dance of Horror’





female weight, feminist, mascullinist, men, women, oppression


This article is a masculinist examination of Festus Iyayi’s Violence and Chukwuma Ibezute’s Dance of Horror. The article despises the ideological stance of some feminists – that women are unfairly treated in society and in literature by men. It explores women’s relationship with men and contends that every woman is in control of her man and society around her. The article shows how women use marriage, love, sex, their body, social status, kitchen and cradle influence to hold men to ransom. The article, however, recommends that men should not act on their women’s unverifiable and manipulative claims. In all, the article concludes that women are oppressive and exploitative to men.

Author Biography

Emmanuel Okereke, Obong University, Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Emmanuel Chibuzor Okereke obtained his PhD in English Studies (Literature) from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is a part-time lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Obong University, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. His research interest is African literature and literary theory.


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How to Cite

Okereke, E. (2018). Female ’Weight’ in the Nigerian Fiction: Iyayi’s ‘Violence’ and Ibezute’s ‘Dance of Horror’. English Studies at NBU, 4(1), 61–79. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.18.1.5