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Call for Submissions: (De)Constructing Urbanities: Opportunities and Challenges in African Cities

UFAHAMU, A Journal of African Studies

To follow the 2008 UCLA African Activist Association Conference, entitled “(De)Constructing Urbanities: Opportunities and Challenges in African Cities", UFAHAMU is publishing a special issue that will include work presented at the conference. In line with the theme of the conference, UFAHAMU is actively seeking submissions that encourage discourse on the challenges and opportunities facing Africans in the post-colonial context of urbanization and examines new configurations of African cities. The special issue is also open to submissions beyond the conference agenda.Submissions should not be limited to scholarly articles, but can also include political-economic analysis, commentaries, film and book reviews, short fiction, and poetry.

Submissions are due no later than Friday, August 1, 2008. Submissions should be no more than 30 pages, clearly typed, double-spaced, and, where appropriate, with footnotes on separate page(s). Electronic submissions only please, submitted to or New users will need to create an account. Ufahamu is no longer accepting submissions via post or mail.

Our online submission process now requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting. The main text must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be input according to the directions on the site. Abstracts (400 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. All submissions except for book reviews must include an abstract before they will be considered for review.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit any manuscript to meet the objectives of the journal.

You can contact UFAHAMU at the addresses below or via email at

UFAHAMU, A Journal of African Studies
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
10244 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310


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