Enough! Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Quarterly
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Caribbean Quarterly is now accepting submissions for Enough!, an issue dedicated to addressing child sexual abuse (CSA) in the Caribbean through an examination of regional literature, film, art, music, and life writing. The journal is currently accepting articles (6000 words), poems (2 pages or less), short prose (1500 words or less), personal narratives (1500 words), and art (photographs, paintings, or drawings in jpeg format) focusing on CSA in the Caribbean. This issue seeks to bring the art and scholarly communities as well as victims/survivors together to address the critical issue of CSA in the Caribbean region by initiating a conversation. This issue hopes to answer some questions, such as: Why is CSA so prevalent in the Caribbean, and what can be done to address it on a social, familial, and governmental level? Can the Caribbean transform its culture of accepting or concealing CSA? What are the historical origins of CSA culture in the Caribbean and can this narrative be altered? Is there a connection between gender and possible victimization in incidents of CSA in the Caribbean? 

Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

*CSA in Caribbean literature, film, art, poetry, music

*CSA and the Caribbean media

*Addressing CSA in the Caribbean on a socio-cultural level

*Families and CSA in the Caribbean

*Reaching victims/survivors of CSA in the Caribbean

*Addressing CSA in the Caribbean through education

*CSA in the Caribbean and the culture of young girls and older men

*Educating boys and men in the Caribbean on CSA culture

*Victims of CSA in the Caribbean and gender

Please submit an article proposal of 250 words or less to guest editor Camille Alexander at calexander@uaeu.ac.ae by November 15, 2019. Accepted proposals will receive responses by December 1, 2019 with final manuscripts due by February 1, 2019. Submissions of prose, poems, art, and personal narratives may be submitted at any time before December 1, 2019; responses will be sent by February 1, 2019. For book review enquiries, please review the book list at http://www.uwi.edu/cq/reviews/booksreview.aspx and contact Caribbean Quarterly editor Kim Robinson-Walcott at kimberly.robinson@uwimona.edu.jm with your book selection preference. For any additional enquiries about this issue of Caribbean Quarterly, please contact Camille Alexander at calexander@uaeu.ac.ae.