We are re-opening our call for personal and scholarly essays for an upcoming book: Being Bicultural and Black (tentative title) that will be published with Lexington Press. The text will highlight migrations within the African Diaspora, between Africa and the Diaspora, and within Africa. The text will provide an analysis of how increased migrations have created shifts in what it means to be Black, examining what it means to be Black in diverse cultural contexts. The book uses a Pan African lens to examine what it means to be Black or African. Meaning, what it means to inhabit a Black or African racial identity, but inhabit multiple Black or African cultural identities.
The text is looking for scholarly works produced from research on the relationships between identity, culture, and Black and African global migration patterns. These scholarly contributions can focus on any of the following topics, but are not limited to these topics:
Personal essays should be reflections on the experiences and/or observations of the author. Essays should begin by reflecting on how authors self-identify. Essays should then focus on answering at least one of the following questions:
December 29: Deadline for authors to submit an abstract (scholarly essays) or notify us of their intention to contribute an essay (personal essays)
March 1: Deadline for the submission of scholarly and personal essays
Submissions and questions should be sent to the book’s co-editors: Dr. Msia Kibona Clark (Msia.firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of African Studies at Howard University; Dr. Phiwokuhle Mnyandu (phiwokuhle.mnyandu@Howard.edu), Department of African Studies at Howard University; Loy Azalia (email@example.com), Department of African Studies at Howard University