My research engages with the literary representations of socio-political disillusionment from the early colonial periods to the present day. Studying selected literary works across Western, Northern, and Central Africa, especially the works of Mongo Beti, Ferdinand Oyono, Ahmadou Kourouma, Alain Mabanckou, Aminata Sow Fall and Hella Feki, I examine the role and policies of ex-colonial powers and current post-independence African leaders in the creation and sustenance of socio-political disenchantment. Building on critical literary theories such as the postcolonial theory and new historicism, I highlight the various policies and strategies that enhance under-development, oppression, and marginalization of the subalterns in the post-independence era. This research further examines the efforts and strategies employed by the disenchanted citizens in a bid to overcome disenchantment. In conclusion, I stress that immense growth and development may be experienced if disenchantment and citizens reaction to disenchantment are viewed from a constructive perspective, as a yardstick of measuring government productivity, and as a modele of enhancing the well-being of its citizens.