It will only come back when the desire to be out has been quenched.Sadly, the saying is used to explain and justify promiscuity that is rampant in society and which is believed to have been passed on from tradition where it was believed every man was free to have as many wives as he pleased.
A closer analysis shows that today's Shona man is in fact, more of a product of the colonial (Western) tradition than he is of genuine African tradition.
In addition, the Shona of Zimbabwe were colonised for nearly a century before attaining independence.
Why are many African women abroad now seriously looking for husbands or serious partners? Of the 25 women who agreed to be intensively interviewed, 15 were single, 5 were in serious relationships, and 5 were married.
25 out of the 150 initial respondents, then willingly and confidently provided profound information on single African women abroad.
Introduction Sociologists observe that the way people behave or approach life is mainly guided by how they have been brought up to conceptualise it.
As such, bad or remarkable behaviour is usually explained in terms of one's upbringing.
Quite disappointingly, only 150 out of the 244 women approached did respond to the initial questions.
To understand and unlock these and other puzzling questions, Emmanuel Sarpong Owusu-Ansah, a lecturer and an investigative journalist in London, conducted a survey on 244 African women, married and unmarried, aged between 21 and 40 in England, UK.
The Reasons so Many African Women Abroad are Single.