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Call for papers: "Black women’s liberation and protests—Transnational musical storytelling" (Guest editors: Innocentia Mhlambi & Anita Gonzalez)

2024-06-28

We invite any article which engages with the broad theme of Black women’s liberation and protestsTransnational musical storytelling. Possible topics include:

  • New genres and forms to emerge from African musical traditions
  • African diaspora women’s performances, race, and gender
  • Marginalised indigenous communities and indigenous epistemologies in music practices
  • Black women’s perspective and art making
  • Movement and imagination in black women’s music-making practices
  • Black women’s music and repertoires of oppression
  • Black women’s music and the dilemmas of the postcolony
  • Black women’s music and political ideologies
  • Black women’s music and the narratives of the enslaved
  • The language of black women’s music

Research articles written in English of no more than 7 500 words are invited for submission by 30 April 2025. All submissions must follow the MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. Authors must also ensure that their submissions adhere to all the requirements listed in the author guidelines of Tydskrif vir Letterkunde. 

Please submit for consideration an abstract of 200-250 words by 30 October 2024 to innocentia.mhlambi@wits.ac.za. Your abstract should be accompanied by a cover letter indicating your name, institutional affiliation, full contact details, and a brief biography. If your abstract is accepted, please submit your anonymised article at https://letterkunde.africa.

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