CFP: African Women's Writing (1/15/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

Call for Papers: Contemporary African women's writing of resistance

The editors of a second anthology in the series Women Writing Resistance
seek writing by African women regarding resistance to particular challenges
or oppressions faced by women in Africa today. Of especial interest are
personal narratives, testimony, interviews, short stories, poetry, short
plays, folktales, and lyrics. Visual art considered. Topics may include
HIV/AIDS; FGM; sharia law; poverty and lack of access to education, health
care, credit, political power; armed conflict, rape as a weapon of war and
displacement; challenges of emigration and exile, legal or illegal;
polygamy, abuse and lack of power in heterosexual relationships; resistant
sexualities; intergenerational conflict and resistance; tradition vs.
modernity; more. Deadline January 15, 2006. Email abstracts or full
submissions to Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez,


Dr. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

Division of Languages and Literature

Simon's Rock College of Bard

84 Alford Road

Great Barrington MA 01230


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