Double Dilemma of the Female Immigrant: A Psychoneurotic Reading of Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters Street and Abidemi Sanusi's Eyo
Keywords:Psychoneurotic, psychosis, neurosis, disorder, migrants, medical humanities.
In this paper the authors examine the precarious lives and vicissitudes of five migrant African young girls who sought for a
better life in Europe. The impossible squalor, war, hunger, child abuse and sexual exploitation, deprivations, and the
nondescript existence thrust upon them by the African dysfunctional landscape, family in some cases, and leadership
generally, all coalesced to force the young girls to desperately and acutely embrace the option of escape to Europe as a
panacea to their misery. Beyond the veneer of plain character plot, the authors seek for the subterranean explanations for
character development in the two texts by Chika Unigwe's On Black Sister's Street and Abidemi Sanusi's Eyo. This they have
identified in the psychoneurotic interpretation of characterization in the texts.