In recent times, numerous contemporary Nigerian fiction novels have increasingly employed a transnational outlook, consequently forgoing previous themes that bordered on national or societal issues. It reaffirms the simple fact that literature is indeed influenced by a reality that continually evolves. The apparent reason for the thematic shift in Nigerian Literature is simple. Globalization, a term closely related to transnationalism, has inadvertently resulted in a mobile world where there is not just a removal of barriers for closer interaction of national economies, but also a free flow of people across borders. In addition to this, both developing and third world countries, which are plagued with economic difficulties, have engendered a high rate of migrants seeking "greener pastures" in the west. As a result, contemporary Nigerian writers (also known as third Generation Nigerian writers) are the products of the current reality. Novelists such as Teju Cole, author of Open City, Chimamanda Adichie, Chris Abani, Helon Habila, and Adaobi Nwaubani, whose works are transnational pieces, were either born in the west or migrated to the west for educational/occupational purposes. Therefore, it is inevitable that the works of these authors highlight transnational issues.
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