A call for a special issue: Celebrating Women’s Legacies: African Women and Social Transformation in a Global Context. The issue will be guest edited by Dr. Josehpine Ahikire.

Deadline for Title and Abstract: April 30, 2011.
Deadline for Paper: August 31, 2011
Submit your title, abstract and paper directly to Dr. Ahikire at jahikire at ss.mak.ac.ug

Celebrating Women’s Legacies: African Women and Social Transformation in a Global Context

In the 1980’s, women studies scholarship in Africa was largely dependent on policy-oriented applied research methods; it was donor driven, undertheorized and depoliticised. By the 1990s, the discipline gained strength as a number of women entered the field of gender studies. Despite the dominance of Western theoretical constructions, African women emerged as the central subject of social inquiry, raising questions about which aspects should be visible, which should be silenced, and what are the consequences of both in theoretical and practical terms. Questions about visibility and silencing point to the need to go beyond women as eternal victims. While it is undeniable that historically women have been disadvantaged relative to men, perpetually looking at them as victims creates a discourse of lamentation that negates rather than promote knowledge about them.

A call for a special issue: African and African Diasporan Women: Navigating the Perilous Journeys of Migration. The issue will be guest edited by Professor Cassandra Veney.

Deadline: April 15, 2011
Submit your paper directly to Prof. Veney at cveney at lmu.edu.

African and African Diasporan Women: Navigating the Perilous Journeys of Migration

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women’s Studies invites authors to submit manuscripts for a special edition that will address issues surrounding migration (both forced and voluntary) that are pertinent to many feminist and Africanist scholars in Africa, North America, Latin American, Asia, and the Caribbean.

A call for a special issue: Rethinking the Philosopher-King. The issue will be guest edited by Professor Akin Adesokan, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Deadline for Abstract: March 15, 2011
Deadline for Paper: June 30, 2011
Submit your paper directly to Prof. Adesokan at adesokan at indiana.edu.

Rethinking the Philosopher-King

One of the more spectacular features of anti-colonial nationalism was the figure of the political leader as a thinker, an intellectual, and most particularly a “Big Man.” Politicians like Kwame Nkrumah, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, and Ahmed Sekou Touré were not content to be leaders of independence political movements or parties. In addition, and often collusively with their political trajectories, they wrote politico-philosophical treatises, “autobiographies,” “lives,” and “odysseys,” implicitly theorizing homologies of the political self and the national destiny. They displayed their unforgettable honorifics, too: “Osagyefo,” “Awo,” “Zik of Africa,” et cetera, et cetera.

Call for Papers

23rd Annual S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition

The Black Theatre Network is currently seeking papers from students at the Undergraduate and Graduate level that are concerned with an aspect of Black Theatre.  Entrants do not need to be members of the Black Theatre Network to submit.

In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988. This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre.  The competition supports the overall mission of BTN, to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors, as well as, preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form.

Call for submission for a special issue, Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women as Religious Leaders for JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies.

The issue will be guest edited by Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Ed.D, and Elizabeth Ann Christo-Baker, Ed.D.

Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2011.

Call for a special issue on Kwame Nkrumah. The issue will be edited by Mogobe Ramose.

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.

The rising sun of 2009 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the shining black star, Kwame Nkrumah. His native Ghana celebrated the anniversary in many ways. The stature and meaning of Nkrumah for Ghana, Africa and the rest of the world warrants a special celebration by scholars, activists, politicians and everyone around the globe to reflect upon the humanity and the complexity of one of the great sons of Africa, Kwame Nkrumah.

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