About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Africana Annual is an interdisciplinary journal encompassing history, politics, sociology, performance arts, economics, literature, cultural studies, anthropology, Africana studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, the fine arts, digital humanities, and other allied disciplines. Africana Annual embraces a variety of humanistic and social scientific methodologies for understanding the social, political, and cultural meanings and functions of the varied experiences of Africana.  

Submissions to Africana Annual must reflect the intellectual and political connections between Africa and the African Diaspora, as we aim to serve as a critical space for scholarly explorations of their shared historical and contemporary realities. We invite authors to submit work that examines key issues that deepen inter-disciplinary and global conversations on topics about African America, Africa (north and south of the Sahara), and the Diaspora.

Peer Review

All research articles in Africana Annual undergo rigorous peer review. After an initial editor screening, submissions will be based on anonymous double-blind refereeing by two referees.

Open Access Policy

Authors retain copyright in their work.  All journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

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