Open Call for Short Stories and Poems (Jenda Journal)

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A special issue on JENdA, a peer-reviewed journal on culture and African women studies.

The editors are seeking submissions that focus on African women and their experiences. Submission can be a short story, poetry or play.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting issue, please send your creative work for consideration. If this call do not apply to you, please do pass the information on.

Deadline for Submission:
September 30, 2009

Send the submission here:
azuka at

About JENdA Journal:
JENdA documents and responds to debates on women’s history and studies in African social, cultural, political, and economic systems. It creates a forum for African women scholars, analysts and activists to participate on an equal footing with their contemporaries worldwide in debates, exchanges of ideas, and the creation and documentation of knowledge.

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2 thoughts on “Open Call for Short Stories and Poems (Jenda Journal)”

  1. Hi there,

    I would like you to research and feature a piece on Solomon, his song and poems


    Chapter 1:
    5) “I am black and beautiful…”

    Chapter 4:

    “1 How beautiful you are, my love, how very beautiful! ”

    “Your eyes are doves behind your veil.”

    “Your hair is like a flock of goats, moving down the slopes of Gilead.”

    “So, here we have it. Right here in the middle of the Bible: a love song. Don’t get confused by the name. Sometimes it is called the Song of Solomon (KJV), sometimes it is called the Song of Songs (modern versions), and sometimes it is called the Canticle, or Canticle of Canticles (Latin Vulgate and Catholic Bible). What the Hebrew title says literally is “The Song of Songs of Solomon.”

    We classify this book with the “Wisdom Literature” of the Old Testament, because it is associated with Solomon, who was known for both his wisdom and his romantic interests. I Kings 4:32 says that Solomon composed 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs. Solomon is also said to have written Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. When it was asked, “How could Solomon write three such different books?” the rabbis used to answer: “When a man is young, he writes love songs (Song), when he is in his middle years, he likes to give advice (Proverbs), and when he is old, he talks about what’s wrong with everything (Ecclesiastes).”courtesy of

    Please keep me posted!

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