For centuries, humans have been suffering from exile and its devastating consequences. However, the concept of exile has evolved to include other categories and terminology and to study exile in fiction only is an underestimation to its magnitude. This study draws on different disciplines to examine the exilic experience and its effect on identity. The work uses examples from African and Anglophone literature to clarify the writer's point of view. Nevertheless, literature is but the basis and the tools for such an investigation are those of sociology and psychology.The theoretical part is based on various works and the analysis and application are based on Identity Process Theory (IPT.) A book to be read for its versatile references and in-depth analysis.