Call for papers: Proposed Book: Good in Bad? Zimbabwe 1999-2009
Call for Papers Deadline:
Myriad things have been said, heard, written, portrayed and reported about Zimbabwe in the last decade. As such, a team of postgraduates and academics is proposing a source book that undertakes an exploratory critique of the first decade of the post-colonial millennium in Zimbabwe’s history. Without categorically stating that what has occurred during this period was in any way good or bad, nor buying into Zanu PF’s ‘patriotic history/Mugabeism’, the book is intended to serve as a space for reflection and exchange of what has become ‘‘Zimbabwe’s decade’’ in the post-colonial millennium. It questions whether what has transpired and continues to unravel was/has been in any way paradoxically ‘good in bad’ in Zimbabwe’s and Africa’s recent volatile history.
To this end, we are currently seeking abstracts for proposed paper chapters from both established scholars and particularly graduate students on any topic related to Zimbabwe during the period 1999 – 2009. These should include but are not limited to the following areas: agriculture, education, economics, Arts & culture, Literature and Language, Democracy and Governance, Environment, Identity, Housing and Urbanization, Media, Medicine, Religion, Science and Technology,
Kindly submit an abstract of 150-250 words including a title, abstract, short biography and contact details to:.
Corwin L Mhlahlo
Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Due date for abstracts: September 30, 2009 in MS word format
Successful contributors will be notified by October 30, 2009.
Completed chapters (6,000-8,000 words) are expected by March 15, 2010.
Corwin Luthuli Mhlahlo
University of the Witwatersrand
South-west Engineering Building
0027117174039 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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