Call for Chapters for a Book: Africa and Its Animals
I hope this message finds you well, and happy.
My name is Rainer Ebert, and I am a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. I would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing your expertise to an interdisciplinary book edited by Dr. Anteneh Roba of the International Fund for Africa and me, tentatively titled "Africa and Its Animals". The book is intended to raise awareness for the non-human cohabitants of Africa, their trials and tribulations, their daily challenges to survive under harsh conditions caused by human indifference and cruelty, and their vulnerability in the face of mother nature. It further attempts to shift the common view of animals as second-class members of our societies to one which recognizes the symbiotic relationship between humans and non-humans, and explain how this relationship is interwoven and embedded in African culture, philosophy, and art.
The call for chapters is available at the following URL:
Chapter proposals (2-4 pages, double-spaced) are due March 31, 2013. Please kindly forward this call for chapters to anyone you think might be interested in contributing to the volume. At the following URL, you will find a brochure version of our call which you are welcome to distribute at relevant conferences, events, university departments (Philosophy, Religious Studies, Law, English, History, Fine Art, African Studies, Political Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Science, Economics) and organizations:
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