Proposed Book Project.
Migration in Africa and Beyond: Text and Contexts
Editors: Adebusuyi Adeniran and Oluwole Coker
Migration is a much discussed subject in African studies. Owing to the centrality of migration to issues of nationality, politics and international relations, much of what is accessible in existing literature have tended to focus on the perspectives of history and the larger social science inquiry. While there have been notable research output on the subject of migration, especially in the twenty-first century, there is a need to deepen the discourse of migration studies by means of a holistic consideration of the texts and contexts of its essence. To this end, this volume proposes a body of interdisciplinary essays which hope to approach migration by engaging its multifarious narratives across cultural, literary, historical and the social sciences’ perspectives. . The ultimate projection is to demonstrate that migration is at the centre/and is central to twenty-first century inter and inter-group relations as well as development discourses.
In this respect, we propose to locate migration as a major source of development-oriented discourse whose relevance permeate all areas of intellectual endeavours. Closely linked to this is the significance of transnational mobility to Diaspora discourses. While migration clearly evinces challenges in economics and other aspects of development trajectories, , its influence in other branches of knowledge deserves to be critically engaged. Rather than engage migration as is, this book envisages a robust interrogation of migration as aesthetic driver and trope in contemporary African / Africanist scholarship.
The Editors therefore welcome contributions in the following areas and beyond:
- Cultural Contexts of Migration
- Linguistic Perspectives
- Migration and Language Contact
- Philosophical studies of Migration
- Migration and Diversity
- Transnational Dimensions
- African Migrant Narratives
- Migration and Slave Narratives
- Migration and Aesthetic Transfer
- Migration, Exile and Refugee Studies
- Migration and Development Nexus
In addition to the aforementioned thematic areas, contribution are also welcome from allied areas to actualise the Editors’ objective of producing a body of essays that will interrogate the construct of Migration beyond its traditional frontiers in the social sciences and humanities. The papers would peer-reviewed and will be subjected to further Editorial Review by Springer/Palgrave Macmillan (the proposed publishers).
Interested authors are to submit a 250 word abstract of their papers on or before 30th January, 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts are to submit full texts of their papers well-researched papers on or before 30th April, 2019. Abstracts and full papers are to be forwarded to the Editors at:
Dr. Adebusuyi Adeniran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Oluwole Coker: email@example.com
Projected Date of Publication: December 30, 2019.