Open Borders: Tiku’s story

Zambia’s dependence on copper, we learn in this short story, left it in a difficult position post-independence and boxed-in. Separated from her better-off husband, Tiku’s mother headed for Britain as an economic migrant and Tiku followed. The search for a good education that will lead to higher paid work, he explains, is what motivates young Zambians to migrate. Tiku has now graduated but has yet to find his dream job.