The Thinker – Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
September 15, 2020
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Race / Ethnic Studies

The University of Johannesburg acquired The Thinker in April 2019 from Dr Essop Pahad. Over the last decade, The Thinker has gained a reputation as a journal that explores Pan-African issues across fields and times. Ronit Frenkel, as the incoming editor, plans on maintaining the pan-African scope of the journal while increasing its coverage into fields such as books, art, literature and popular cultures. The Thinker is a ‘hybrid’ journal, publishing both journalistic pieces with more academic articles and contributors can now opt to have their submissions peer reviewed. We welcome Africa-centred articles from diverse perspectives, in order to enrich both knowledge of the continent and of issues impacting the continent.

We currently have an open Call for Papers on the topics of 'Race. Racism. Anti-Racism'. Submissions are due 15 September 2020. Detailed guidelines for submissions can be found on our website: Any enquiries can be directed via email to the Editor, Ronit Frenkel: 

Contact Info: 

Ronit Frenkel, Editor

Department of English, University of Johannesburg

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