African Identities

Call for Book Reviews

The editor of the international journal AfricanIdentities, Professor Pal Ahluwalia (the University of the South Pacific), is seeking reviewers for the books listed below. African Identities (H-index 13) publishes four issues annually and attracts diverse contributions from scholars and practitioners across the globe.

We invite early career researchers and advanced graduate (PhD) students to submit proposals for a book review. All prospective reviewers must have sufficient expertise in the field of the book they propose to review and adhere to the journal’s guidelines.

Book reviews should be up to 2000 words in length and include the following:

  • A summary of the book’s information – details of the author(s) and editor(s), title of the book, year of publication, name of the publisher, and total page numbers;

  • A concise overview of the book’s primary themes;

  • Original and insightful composition, including detailed synopses and critical evaluations of the book and giving an account of the aims and remits; and

  • References.

We will provide reviewers with electronic and or print copies of the book.

Prospective reviewers should get in touch with the Managing Editor, Ms Poonam Devi, at [email protected]

Available list:

‘Aso Ebi: Dress, Fashion, Visual Culture, and Urban Cosmopolitanism in West Africa’ by Okechukwu Nwafor

‘Toward an African Future – of the Limit of World’ by Nahum Dimitri Chandler  

‘Youth and Popular Culture in Africa – Media, Music, and Politics’ Edited by Paul Ugor

‘Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra
’ by Adjepong

Rainforest Capitalism: Power and Masculinity in a Congolese Timber Concession by Thomas Hendriks.

‘On Black Media Philosophy’ by Armond R. Towns.

‘First-Century Christians in Twenty-First Century Africa: Between Law and Grace in Gabon and Madagascar’ by Nathan Paul Devir

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing: A 21st century Global Context’ by Dobrota Pucherová.

‘Across the Waves’ edited by Iain Walker, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Marie-Aude Fouéré, École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

‘Racism, Violence, Betrayal and New Imaginaries: Feminist Voices’ edited by Nadia Sanger and Bettina Moolman.

‘Poverty and Wealth in East Africa: A Conceptual History’ by Rhiannon Stephens.

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More about the journal

African Identities provides a critical forum for the examination of African and diasporic expressions, representations and identities. The aim of this journal is to open up various horizons in the field: to encourage the development of theory and practice in a wider spread of disciplinary approaches; to promote conceptual innovation and to provide a venue for the entry of new perspectives. The journal focuses on the myriad of ways in which cultural production creates zones of profound expressive possibilities by continually generating texts and contexts of reflexive import. African Identities accepts the following types of article: original articles, book reviews.

With an emphasis on gender, class, nation, marginalisation, “otherness” and difference, the journal explores how African identities, either by force of expediency or contingency, create layered terrains of (ex)change, decentre dominant meanings, paradigms and certainties. Important questions about the meanings of Africanness, “post-coloniality” and syncreticisms, for example, provide conceptual frameworks within which to situate the critical analysis of African cultural production and the axis of engagement with popular culture.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

Peer Review Policy:
All research articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous double anonymous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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