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Journal for African Culture and Society
Our editorial team is putting together three special issues on the following topics: Against Decolonisation? Critical approaches to Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò; 'Africa in Europe, Europe in Africa': Transcultural Histories in African Anglophone Literature and Media; and Blue Stories: Indian Ocean Narratives and Cultures of Trauma and Healing. Please find more information and submission information in the Call for Papers tab below.

Matatu is a peer-reviewed journal on African literatures and societies dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue between literary and cultural studies, historiography, the social sciences, and cultural anthropology.

Matatu is animated by a lively interest in African culture and literature (including the Afro-Caribbean) that moves beyond worn-out clichés of “cultural authenticity” and “national liberation” towards critical exploration of African modernities. The East African public transport vehicle from which Matatu takes its name is both a component and a symbol of these modernities: based on “Western” (these days usually "Asian") technology, it is a vigorously African institution; it is usually regarded with some anxiety by those travelling in it, but is often enough the only means of transport available; it creates temporary communicative communities and provides a transient site for the exchange of news, storytelling, and political debate.

Matatu is firmly committed to supporting democratic change in Africa, to providing a forum for interchanges between African and European critical debates, to overcoming notions of absolute cultural, ethnic, or religious alterity, and to promoting transnational discussion on the future of African societies in a wider world.

For questions about submission, please contact at Tanaka Chidora or Magdalena Caroline Pfalzgraf.

Matatu was published as book series until the end of 2015. All back volumes are still available in print.

Peer Review Policy: All articles published in Matatu undergo a double-blind peer review process. This includes articles published in special issues.
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