Contemporary Issues of Radical Temper in Leonard Ikerionwu’s Heroes of Change

a Marxist Study

  • Raphael Chukwuemeka Onyejizu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria


This paper sets out to examine the contemporary issues of radical temper in Leonard Ikerionwu’s prose fiction. It aimed at showing that the myriads of challenges of the Nigerian socio-political enclave have not escaped the creative consciousness of the emergent African (Nigerian) writer and critic. It was discovered that the text under study carefully mirrored the present society from the Marxist viewpoint, highlighting attendant problems such as marginalization among the rank and file of the military, poverty, corruption, unemployment, insecurity and leadership ineptitude. In the light of these potent issues presented, the paper sought to educate and appeal to the masses’ conscience to perceive revolution as an alternative means, towards the total restoration of change in human society.

Key Words: Literary Creativity, Radical Temper, Marxism, Commitment, Revolution, Heroes of Change.

Author Biography

Raphael Chukwuemeka Onyejizu, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

How to Cite
ONYEJIZU, Raphael Chukwuemeka. Contemporary Issues of Radical Temper in Leonard Ikerionwu’s Heroes of Change. Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 1 - 22, sep. 2018. ISSN 2617-3611. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2020. doi: