Author:Alice Mpofu-coles (University of Reading)
Paper short abstract:
The purpose of the paper will to explore the young people's migrant experiences relationship they have in the UK society and links with Zimbabwe. The paper will considered the role of Zimbabwean young people in the UK, their experience which shape their current situations in transnational activities
Paper long abstract:
Zimbabwe has been of great interest politically in the world, there are only a few researchers who have continued to focus their outstanding work on Zimbabwean Diaspora in the UK notably McGregor (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010); Bloch (2006, 2008); Pasura (2008, 2010, 2011.) These studies have based their research on adults or their families. However, existing research has not fully considered the role of Zimbabwean young people living in the in the UK, their previous experience which shape their current situations as there is emphasis more on the first generation as the main actors in transnational activities. The purpose of the paper will to explore the young people's migrant experiences and gain an understanding of dynamic relationship they have in the UK society and links with Zimbabwe. It will also look at the notion that second-generation Zimbabwe young diaspora in the UK in the are supposed to be the carriers of the future development There are other aspects of transnational activities, language, gender, sexuality, inter-marriages, religion which are overlooked when questioning young people's identities and transitional activities which are overlooked. The notion that the young people should continue from what their parents have done seems to imply that they are active agents and their relationships (Singla, R et.al 2011) can be seen as continuing to process the kinship networks which they might or might not want to be involved in.
The African diaspora: to live away to exist at home?