We are seeking submissions for The 400 Year Rage. The project was started in the aftermath of the brutal murder of George Floyd by the four officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. Black women are not exempt from these extrajudicial murders by the police, as the cases of Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Sandra Bland, Deborah Danner, and others illustrate.
The project aims to bring a diverse set of voices on racism, inequality, police brutality and killing, and the historical processes that produce and perpetuates violence against black and brown people.

Issues of Our Time on Nafisatou Diallo

Deadline: November 13, 2011

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies

The case of Nafissatou Diallo has generated visceral reactions and heated discussions worldwide. A poor immigrant hotel worker allegedly raped by one of the most powerful men in the world, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn. As the shocking story of race, class, gender, and sexuality unfolded, we witnessed an intense media campaign to discredit Ms. Diallo by dredging up all manner of attacks that exploited racial, class, gender, and sexual stereotypes. To salvage the integrity of the powerful alleged rapist, the credibility of the poor lowly immigrant victim must be destroyed.

A call for a special issue: West African Women as Workers in a Changing World. The issue will be guest edited by Dr. Akosua Keseboa Darkwah for West Africa Review.

Deadline for Abstract: April 30, 2011.
Deadline for Paper: July 30, 2011
Submit your abstract and paper directly to Dr. Akosua Keseboa Darkwah at akosuadarkwah at gmail.com

West African Women as Workers in a Changing World

West African women have long been noted as active participants in the economic spheres of their respective countries. From Senegal through Ghana to Nigeria, written records, mostly travelogues by Western travelers written in the early nineteenth century, make it quite clear that women traded in a variety of items. Survey material from the early twentieth century such as the work of Baumann (1928) also highlights the fact that farming in Africa in general was as much a woman’s as a man’s activity. Other writers such as La Ray Denzer (2005) describe how West African women parlayed skills and connections built in their careers as teachers and nurses to enter into politics in colonial West Africa.

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