The intra and inter-ethnic conflicts in Africa generated mainly by the vestiges of colonialism which include resource control, border dispute, etc, has continued to be a source of set back to Africa’s development.
Free and fair elections have been a central force for democratic sustenance and consolidation all over of the world. However, the paradox of Nigeria’s 2011 election – adjudged free, fair and credible by many throughout the world – is that it may have spawned a very dangerous web of insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria and left hundreds of southerners’ lives and properties destroyed.
Crimes are endemic especially those committed by political leaders. Africa is indeed bleeding from crimes such as embezzlement of funds, abuse of resources, human rights abuses, persecution and torture of people, and above all, non-prosecution of persons responsible for crimes committed.
This paper explores the literary representations of out migration by Zimbabweans in the last decade in selected short stories in Writing Still (2008), Harare North (2009) and Hunting in Foreign Lands and Other Stories (2010).