This research work deals mainly with interrogating the Northern Nigerian Society, a case study of Habiba by Razinat T Muhammad.
This project contains four chapters. Chapter one comprises the
introduction, Aims and objectives, Significance of the study, Statement
of the problem, scope and limitation and brief biography of the Author.
Two entails the literature review, chapter three deals with
interrogating the Northern Nigerian society by Razinat .T. Muhammad.
Chapter four contains the summary and conclusion of this research.
This chapter introduces the focus of the research. It gives
background knowledge of the study, defines the concept of literature,
analyses its function and also the role of the writer in the society.
This study recognizes that when a writer creates a piece of work,
they cannot be different to the nature of social relations in whose
framework they create, because the writer is a human being living in a
given social system. Literature becomes the means through which the
writer tells people about the situation of things by creating awareness
to the societies cultural, political and socio-economic realities.
Just as literature reflects the society, it also influences and shape
society. Literature functions socially to maintain and stabilize the
social order. The function of literature in the society is very crucial
in the sense that it educates, mobilizes and even enlightens. Achebe
(1965:22) agrees with the above when he states that:
‘The writer lives in a society and interacts with the
Interaction enables him to take a critical view of
The behavioral pattern of Individual within the
Changing social structure in the society’
In addition, literature reflects the people’s social condition.
Literature cannot be divorced from the culture of the people because the
values of a society are usually expressed in the people’s songs,
dances, sculpture, rites and ceremonies.
It is important to state that no writer writes in isolation. The
writer becomes the conscience of his society since anything produced by a
writer is greatly determined by the environment and the time which the
writer writes. The writer reflects the social problems and presents them
depending on the perspectives with which he operates.