Established in 2021, the Africanist is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary online journal focused on publishing scholarly articles and papers on broad themes and developments relating to Africa. It is intended to be a rich resource to students, academics, professionals, administrators, and people from all walks of life with concern and interest for Africa both within and outside the continent. While the journal may at some point examine controversial issues for the purpose of promoting a better understanding of issues connected to Africa, it does not commit to or endorses any political ideology. The journal welcomes submissions that are original and/or time-sensitive. There are NO processing or publication fees.
Aims and Scope
The Africanist aims to improve knowledge and awareness of historical and contemporary issues and development in Africa as well as the aspirations of its people, to inform and generate public interest in the study and understanding of Africa in the United States. The journal is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal that adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and seeks submission of manuscripts related to contemporary African issues.
The Africanist aims to project holistic narratives about African issues/developments to dismantle hitherto mistaken or misconceived perceptions of Africa. The Africanist publishes articles on:
- The African environment
- African History
- Politics and government in Africa
- African music, art, and literature
- African social institutions
- Belief systems in Africa
- Gender issues in Africa
- Sports and transnational interactions
- Africa and the cold war
- Slavery and its ramifications
- Colonialism, decolonization, and neocolonialism
- Globalization and multinational companies
- African political economy
- Security challenges, conflict, and consensus in Africa
- Governance and corruption in Africa
- Migration in contemporary Africa
- And other area related to African studies
- African pedagogies
- Languages in Africa
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