On November 4, 2008, Senator Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America. On January 20, 2009, he will become the first African American president of the United States. In his education, community service, and politics, Obama is today the fulfillment of the struggles and dreams of slaves and activists of freedom, equality, and self-determination around the world, including Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglas, Mary Prince, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Tubman, Crispus Attucks, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. DuBois, Jomo Kenyatta, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kenneth Kaunda, Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King.
Scholars and the general public are invited to submit essays on any aspects of the life and work of the President-elect Barack Obama for a book that is scheduled for immediate publication, entitled “Barack Obama and the Black World.” Topics for consideration may include, but not limited to, any of the following:
I. Black Diaspora: Barack Obama and the Black Family, Black Males and Absent Fathers, Black Family and the Single Mother, Obama and the Black Youth Model, Obama and the Black Image, Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr., Obama and Mandela, Michele Obama and the New Black Female, Black People and the White House, Obama and the New Black Male;
II. Bio-Historiography: The Writings of Barack Obama, The Speeches of Barack Obama, The Significance of Barack Obama, The Language of Barack Obama, The Oratory of Barack Obama, Obama’s Women, Obama’s Fathers, Obama’s Memoirs, Obama and the Family Memoir, Obama and the Political Memoir.
Deadline for Submission of Essays: December 28, 2008
Length of Essays: 1,500 – 3000 words.
Address for Submission: Essays, which may include references where necessary, should be sent as MS Word attachment to: Bobook09@gmail.com. Please, include your name, email address, institutional/independent affiliations, telephone number, and a 50-word biodata with the essay. You may submit up to TWO different essays.
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