Current Publications, Research, Events & Media in African Studies

Nokoko’ is a Ga word that means something new, novel, surprising and interesting. Hosted by the Institute of African Studies, at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), the journal Nokoko offers a space for emerging and established scholars to publish and engage in discussions about their work on Africa and the African diaspora. Published annually, articles and contributions to the journal are peer-reviewed.

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose.

You can access the latest issue here NOKOKO Journal – OR directly on our website – Special Issue of Nokoko – Volume 10

Call for Submissions: African Futures: Ambiguities, contentions, and connections in African speculative fiction and beyond.

Call for papers for the next issue is still open. The goal of this special issue of Nokoko is to explore the still unfolding discussions around African science and speculative writing and fantasy. The special issue also seeks to examine where futurism rears its head in disciplines beyond Literature.

Abstracts of 300 words due by November 21, 2022. Draft paper due by April 1, 2023.

More information about the special issue and how to submit papers can be found here – Call for Submissions – CFP: Nokoko special issue

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