How is teenage pregnancy portrayed in Okechukwu Nzelu’s novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney? How has teenage pregnancy changed today?

Key Words: Teenage, pregnancy, UK, 1990, society, Okechukwu, Nzelu

  • Georgia Sandra Daphne Appleby Nottingham Trent University

Abstract

Throughout Okechukwu Nzelu’s novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, teenage pregnancy plays a significant role. My article aims to inform readers of the struggles that young, pregnant women faced in the 1990s. Teenage pregnancy is a complicated coming of age issue, and so my article aims to break through the barrier of ‘awkwardness’. This allows people of all ages to read and discuss. My central discussion in this article focuses on the similarities and differences between teenage pregnancy in the 1990s and today’s society. Societal attitudes have changed, and the support that these women receive has improved significantly, although we still have further improvements to create.

Published
2020-01-22
How to Cite
APPLEBY, Georgia Sandra Daphne. How is teenage pregnancy portrayed in Okechukwu Nzelu’s novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney? How has teenage pregnancy changed today?. Literary Cultures, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, jan. 2020. ISSN 2516-3310. Available at: <https://journals.ntu.ac.uk/index.php/litc/article/view/237>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023.
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