Call for Papers


Journal of African Cinemas is a new peer-reviewed journal. We are accepting submissions for the first issue scheduled for 2009. The theme for this inaugural issue is African cinema and verbal culture.

We are looking for submissions for theoretical essays, reviews, and comparative analyses regarding African cinema through its historical and contemporary legacies. We concentrate on the growing African cinematic society, as it interrogates African ontologies with regard to the African filmmaker's conceptualization of space, time and identity.

What is/are Africa/s and what is/are African cinema/s, might offer pertinent starting points.

We recognize the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas and are looking for papers that will expound on the identity/ies of Africa and how that perception is interrogated within African film languages. We therefore wish to explore the interactions of visual and verbal narrativisation in African films.