Chenjerai Hove is one of Zimbabwean writers I admire so much. I just reread his Sheeben Tales. Sweet. He believes it's not yet time for him to get back to Zimbabwe. Why go when your life could be stamped out like I used to do to some stubborn ants as a child.
Anyway, here is a taste of this nice article about him and other diasporan Zims. "Some people think Zimbabweans are on the cowardly side when they employ what I call survival strategies. Faced with extreme danger to their person, Zimbabweans use two major approaches: run away or fall silent. So, the diasporans took the first option, to escape "to live to fight another day", as Bob Marley says."