Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names

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Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names

 

Abstract.

Migration is one of the concepts in literature that suffers from the notion of homogeneity of motif and consequence. People do not only migrate to better themselves nowadays nor are the problems they encounter limited to the acquisition of documents. Using New Historicism and postcoloniality, this paper examines the changes in trends of migration, entry/exit complexities and what it takes to be comfortable in a world replete with an undertone of racism and the possibility of xenophobic encounters in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names and Priscilia M. Manjoh’s Snare.  In trying to portray societies that push and pull migrants out and in respectively, the reader is left with the impression that it is in the interest of the migrants to understand the politics of coexistence particularly in the host country prior to making the decision to migrate because of the socio-cultural, economic and psychological implications involved that are usually overlooked. The paper rounds off with the thought that a comprehensive understanding of the impact of migration will tremendously dwindle the rate of migration in the continent.

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APA

Akem, H (2019). Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/migration-and-the-politics-of-comfort-autosaved

MLA 8th

Henry, Akem. "Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/migration-and-the-politics-of-comfort-autosaved . Accessed 18 Sep. 2019.

MLA7

Henry, Akem. "Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Aug. 2019. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/migration-and-the-politics-of-comfort-autosaved >.

Chicago

Henry, Akem. "Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 18, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/migration-and-the-politics-of-comfort-autosaved