Sindiwe Magona 2023:Celebrating Contemporary African Women Writers

deadline for submissions: 
March 12, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/Georgia State University
contact email: 

Sidniwe Magona 2023 conference is a hybrid conference (April 12-14) intended to honor Sindiwe Magona on her 80th year. We are accepting paper proposals on Magona's work or on the work of other contemporary African women writers of fiction, peotry, drama, non-fiction. Our aim is to create discourse about creative work that can be brought into conversation with this formidable South Africa writer who writes about women's lives and women's rights, about the impact of colonialism/ apartheid and the need for decolonization, and about the challenges facing African children and families in the contemporary moment. More information on the conference and the call for paper form can be found at