Ìrìnkèrindò Journal of African Migration is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue on return migration.
African migration has often been explored in the context of the factors that generate migratory flows from the continent: political instability, environmental calamity, and desire for economic justice. This issue of Ìrìnkèrindò will explore the reversal of this migratory path, looking at the factors that bring members of the African diaspora back to the continent.
We seek submissions of articles, book and film reviews, and creative pieces that critically explore the complexity of the homecoming experience and speak to these and other questions:
· What are the causes and consequences of return migration?
· How does return migration impact the changing narrative and positionality of people in the African diaspora, African nations, and the continent as a whole?
· How does return migration conform with or challenge the notions of Afro-pessimism and the ‘hopeless continent’ versus their counterparts, including Afro-optimism and ‘Africa rising’?
· How, if at all, does return migration contribute to the forging of a new pan-African identity, culture, and so forth?
· Does return migration help construct different imaginaries of the west (and other sites of opportunity/desire)? If so, what, are these different/new imaginaries? What are their social, cultural, and political significance?
Articles must be original and should not be under consideration by another publication at the time of submission. All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2013.
Academic articles should be between 20-25 pages long, and creative pieces, book and film reviews and other submissions can vary in length. They should be accessible and jargon-free. All submissions will be independently refereed. Accepted articles must conform to Ìrìnkèrindò’s style requirements.
See submission guidelines, as well as learn more about Ìrìnkèrindò by visiting their site here