Philosophia Africana Call for Papers

It’s back after a bit of a hiatus:

*A Call for Manuscripts*

*Theme: Current Trends in African Political Philosophy*

*Deadline for submission: January 30, 2012*

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*The journal Philosophic Africana Is soliciting manuscripts for a special
volume (14:1&2) on the*

*theme of Current Trends in African Political Philosophy. What shape, form
or direction (if any)*

*has African Political philosophy taken since the pro-independence,
anti-colonial discourses of*

*such leaders as Nkrumah, Senghor and Nyerere? What are its dominant themes
(If any)? What*

*contributions have been made by those, such as female philosophers, that
are not represented in*

*Oruka’s nationalist-ideological trend? What impact (if any) has the end of
apartheid in South Africa*

*made on the current discourse? Should the discourse be taking a particular
direction? These are*

*only some of the possible topics for relevant manuscripts.*

*All manuscripts must follow Philosophic Africana’s “Notes for Contributors”

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*Notes for Contributors*

*Manuscripts for submission should be sent as email attachments in MSWord .
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*Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper, double-spaced with
ample margins, and*

*accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words. Your full contact information,
including email,*

*should accompany the manuscript on a separate sheet.*

*Works Cited. *All publications cited in the text should be listed in
alphabetical order following the text.

Please provide a “Works Cited” section, not a comprehensive bibliography.
All entries in the Works

Cited section must be mentioned in the text. In addition, references should
not be embedded within

the “Notes” section (see Notes below). “Unpublished observations” and
“personal communications”

may not be used as works cited; information from manuscripts submitted but
not yet accepted for

publication should be cited as “unpublished observations” in parentheses in
the text. Responsibility for

references and their verification with the original documents lies with the
author(s). Works cited *must*

be listed on a separate sheet of paper in the following form:

*Journal Articles*

Robert Bernasconi. “The Poor Box and the Changing Face of Charity in Early
Modern Europe.” *Acta*

*Institutionis Philosophise et Aestheticae, *vol. 10: 33-54. Henceforth
cited as *PB.*



Kenneth D. Kaunda. *Humanist in Africa. *Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.
Henceforth cited as *HA.*

*Edited Volumes*

Joseph Ki-Zerbo. “Le Developpement cles en tete.” In *La natte des autres.
Pour un development*

*endogene en Afrique. *Joseph Ki-Zerbo (ed.). Dakar: Codesria, 1992.

*Notes. *All notes should be formatted as endnotes (following the references
and beginning on a new

page). Number notes consecutively throughout the text using superscripted
numerals. Note numbers

should appear at the end, not in the middle, of the sentence where possible
and should not be attached

t o display material (title, subheadings, o r epigraph). • • • • • – . •

*Illustrations, *including photographs, diagrams, and graphs, should be
referred to as figures and their

position indicated in the text (e.g., Figure 3). Each should be submitted on
a separate sheet of paper

and numbered on the back. Captions should be submitted on a separate sheet
as well and include keys

to symbols. Interpretation of the illustration, with the caption, should be
possible without reference to

the text. Figures should be professionally drawn and designed with the
format of the journal (248 x

175mm) in mind and should be capable of reduction.

*Tables *should be submitted on separate sheets, numbered in Arabic
numerals, and their position

indicated in the text (e.g., Table 1). Each table should have a short,
self-explanatory tide. Vertical

rules should not be used to separate columns. Any explanatory notes should
be given a footnote at the

bottom of the table.

*Offprints. *Each contributor will be provided with a PDF (viewable in Adobe
Acrobat Reader) electronic

copy of the article as it appears in the published version of the journal.

*Copyright. *Copyright © 2009 by *Philosophia Africana. *It is a condition
of publication that authors vest

copyright in their articles, including abstracts, to *Philosophia Africana.
*This enables us to ensure full

copyright protection and to disseminate the article and the journal to the
widest possible readership

in print and electronic form as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the
article elsewhere *after*

publication without the prior permission of *Philosophia Africana, *provided
that acknowledgment is

given to the journal as the original source of publication and that
Africana *is notified

so that our records show that its use is properly authorized. Authors are
themselves responsible

for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other
sources. Views expressed in

*Philosophia Africana *are those of the authors.

Editor: Kibujjo M. Kalumba, Ball State University

Managing Editor: Katherine Faull, Bucknell University

Associate Editors: Jane Duran, University of California at Santa Barbara
Joseph Isanga, Ave Maria Law School, Naples, FL

Book Review Editor: Samuel Imbo, Hamline University

Board Members: Andrej Krause, Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

George Yancy, Duquesne University

Bruce Janz, University of Central Florida