Deadline: 25 August 2019
We are currently accepting submissions for our October/November 2019 issue, in which authors will critically discuss 60 Years of Chinua Achebe and the State of African Literature. Submissions with a focus on Nigeria and Africa are now welcome on any of the following topics:
⎈ Chinua Achebe’s (re)imagination of Africa and/or what it means to read Achebe today;
⎈ Defining/locating the ‘African’ in African literature;
⎈ Language and decolonization (e.g. Who owns English?);
⎈ African literature within economies of cultural production;
⎈ Gender, sexuality and cultural disruption through writing;
⎈ Afrofuturism and African futures beyond crisis and dystopia;
⎈ The role of writers in the modern world; and
⎈ Broader historical and/or literary affairs.
We are looking for analytical and engaging essays, lectures, speeches, reading lists and book reviews that, without sacrificing analytical rigour, can serve as authoritative/definitive subject-matter guides to readers that may have limited knowledge on history and/or literature.
We expect submissions in the range of 1,500 to 5,000 words and will be accepting first drafts until Sunday 25 August 2019.