CFP: Contemporary African Immigrant Experience in the United States (3/15/07; collection)

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Nnoromele, Salome
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CFP: Contemporary African Immigrant Experience in the United States


I am looking for personal narratives and essays (short poems welcome)
for an edited collection on the Contemporary African Immigrant
experience in the United States, and other parts of the Diaspora.


The last 100 years has witnessed both the forced and unforced migrations
of peoples of Africa to the United States and other parts of the world.
The proposed volume seeks to provide visibility and voice to various
aspects of these experiences and initiate an already over-due discussion
of the topic. Possible areas to consider include, but are not limited
to, the following: alienation, finding work, death and dying, grief,
negotiating home and away, encountering and confronting perceptions of
home, perceptions from home, negotiating family life and work, raising a
family, subjectivity and difference, language and linguistic encounters,
second-generation encounters and experiences, cross-cultural encounters,
identity and citizenship, the refugee experience.


Please send 1 page abstracts of completed papers or poems via email to
Salome C. Nnoromele (Eastern Kentucky University) by March 15, 2007. Contributors will be
notified by April 30, 2007; Completed papers (10-15 pages) and poems
(1-2 pages) will be due by August 15, 2007. Enquiries welcome.



Salome C. Nnoromele, Ph. D

Professor, Dept. of English & Theatre

Interim Director, African/African-American Studies

Keith 126

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 622-8676


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
matter." Martin Luther King, JR

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