LíENFANCE DANS UNE ENIGME DíIFEOMA ONYEMELUKWE
Children, as a result of their curiosity enjoy staying around elderly people especially¬†their grandparents in order to listen to old time stories and folklores about their people. They¬†love holding up and adhering to parental instructions when these ones play their roles as¬†guardians. However, children could manifest some elements of wicked attitudes as a way of¬†revolting against the society when they feel abandoned and neglected by it. This¬†communication gives itself the task of studying childhood as it appears in Ifeoma¬†Onyemelukwes childhood based creative literary work using the sociological and¬†psychoanalytical approaches. It is observed that childhood is a period in which children love¬†to dream and fantasize about everything they want or see within the society in which they¬†live. To this effect, this article is a discovery of childish attitudes as presented in the life of¬†Amaka, the heroine in Ifeoma Onyemelukwes Une igme as well as in the life of other¬†children in the novel.