Unravelling Insecurity: Exploring Psychological and Societal Dimensions in Nigerian Novels

1Ugwu Jovita Nnenna, 2Amwiine Hassans, 3Mwanaidi Kanyama and 2Chidinma Esther Eze

1Department of Publication and Extension, Kampala International University Uganda

2Faculty of Education Kampala International University Uganda

3Kampala International University Western Campus, Uganda


This comprehensive study navigates the intricate terrain of insecurity within the human condition, examining its multifaceted dimensions through the lens of psychological and societal factors. Utilizing selected Nigerian novels as a backdrop, the research aims to unveil the complex biological and psychological processes that drive characters’ actions, ultimately leading to societal unrest. By dissecting fear as a fundamental biological process, the study explores how intrinsic insecurities manifest and contribute to both individual and collective challenges. Through nuanced analyses of characters such as Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Beatrice and Eugene in Chimamanda Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus,” the research sheds light on the profound transformations from intrinsic insecurity to physical manifestations, offering insights into the intricate interplay between emotional, psychological, and societal factors.

Keywords: Insecurity, Psychological Struggles, Societal Unrest, Nigerian Literature, Fear and Anxiety, Emotional Turmoil and Transformation in Characters

CITE AS: Ugwu Jovita Nnenna, Amwiine Hassans, Mwanaidi Kanyama and Chidinma Esther Eze (2024). Unravelling Insecurity: Exploring Psychological and Societal Dimensions in Nigerian Novels. IAA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 10(1):42-45. https://doi.org/10.59298/IAAJSS/2024/101.42.45000