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Call for papers: Diaspora and Migration: Rethinking African Development in the 21st Century

July 11, 2011

The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge) announce the Call for Papers on Diaspora and Migration: Rethinking African Development in the 21st Century.

The 20th century witnessed the large-scale displacement and dispersal of populations across the world as a result of major political upheavals, among them the two European wars, decolonization and the Cold war. Following on these, globalization, spurred by free trade and increased mobility of capital, and new technologies of communication, information, and travel, has accelerated the movement of people, commodities, ideas, and cultures across the world. Diaspora is regarded not as a singular phenomenon but as historically varied dynamic and heterogeneous. While transnational mobility of people may be the result of forced or voluntary migration, of self-exile or expulsion and refugees, people in transit, and are the products of wars, ethnic conflicts and natural calamities.

Under the generalized rubric of diaspora and migration, the Editors seek submissions that explore the intersection between diaspora, migration and the discourse of development in Africa in the 21st century.

Prospective contributors are invited to send proposals for articles in the form of a 200-word abstract by October 31, 2011. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit articles in final form (in English) by April 30, 2012.

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