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Journals and Newsletters

The African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter “This African Diaspora Archeology Network (ADAN) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort which provides a focal point for dialogues concerning archaeological and historical studies of African diasporas.”

African American Review “As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the quarterly journal African American Review promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture.”

African Identities

African Philosophy African Philosophy [AP], a peer-reviewed online journal that promotes the study of African and African Diaspora philosophy and studies worldwide from a broad (critical) perspective. The journal provides a forum for discussing philosophical issues pertaining to African and African Diaspora politics, legal theory, jurisprudence, aesthetic sensibilities, values, metaphysics and cultural traditions.

Africana: A Journal of Ideas on Africa and the African Diaspora

African Studies Quarterly: The Online Journal for African Studies

African Studies Review “The African Studies Review is the principal academic and scholarly journal of the African Studies Association. The ASR appears three times per year in April, September, and December, and is mailed to members of the Association as one of the many benefits of membership.”

Afro-Hispanic Review A bilingual journal of Afro-Hispanic literature and culture, is published by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee USA.

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works by Caribbean writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The journal promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters. Anthurium is a non-profit publication and project of Caribbean Literary Studies in the Department of English at the University of Miami. It is published in association with the University’s Richter Library Digital Media Lab, supported solely by the University of Miami.

Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters “An international literary journal dedicated to publishing works encompassing, but not limited to, the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The Journal is especially dedicated to presenting the arts and letters of those communities that have long been under-represented within the creative discourse of the region, among them: Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, Maroon societies, and the Asian and Amerindian societies of the region. Calabash has a strong visual arts component.”

Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters “The premier African-American and African literary journal, publishes original works and critical studies of black artists and writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, interviews, and visual art from the African diaspora.”

Feminist Africa “This site offers the current issue and the small archive. “Feminist Africa provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent. By prioritising intellectual rigor, the journal seeks to challenge the technocratic fragmentation resulting from donor-driven and narrowly developmentalist work on gender in Africa.”

Gefame: Journal of African Studies “Launched in December 2004! The journal will use the web to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Africa-based scholars and scholars outside the continent of Africa. GEFAME is a peer-reviewed journal. The passages section re-establishes a journal of the African humanities established at Northwestern University and provides a site for commentary.”

ÌÌrììnkèèrindòò: a Journal of African Migration ÌÌrììnkèèrindòò: a Journal of African Migration is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of African migration and immigration to other parts of the world.

Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World “Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World [IJELE], a peer-reviewed online journal of contemporary art and architecture, art history and criticism, focusing exclusively on the visual creative expressions of artists in Africa and other regions of the world. As well, it also highlights the work of non-African / non-Diaspora artists who use iconography and symbolisms derived from any of the artistic traditions of Africa. Ijele: Art eJournal provides a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality.”

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women’s Studies “JENdA documents and responds to debates on women’s history and studies in African social, cultural, political, and economic systems. It creates a forum for African women scholars, analysts and activists to participate on an equal footing with their contemporaries worldwide…”

Journal of African American History “The Journal of African American History, formerly The Journal of Negro History, was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson on January 1, 1916. Since then, the Journal has evolved into the leading scholarly source on African American life and history.”

Journal of Caribbean Literatures

Journal of Caribbean History

Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology “A peer-reviewed journal, published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. JLACA reflects the broad scholarly field of all of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. JLACA publishes articles about the contemporary realities as well as about the histories of the diverse populations who live and interact in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

The Journal of Pan African Studies “The Journal of Pan African Studies is a transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research since 1987 that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.”

Journal of West Indian Literatures “the premier journal in the field, is a twice-yearly publication of the Departments of Literatures in English of the University of the West Indies.”

Kacike: The Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology

The Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies

PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association “A peer reviewed, multi-lingual journal devoted to African Diaspora studies, is published annually by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Purdue University-West Lafayette, and the Department of African and African American Studies of the Pennsylvania State University. PALARA is multidisciplinary and publishes research and creativity relevant to Diaspora studies in the Americas.”

Philosophia Africana “Philosophia Africana publishes peer-reviewed academic philosophical or philosophically interdisciplinary works that explore pluralistic experiences of Africa and the Black Diaspora from both universal and comparative points of view. It also selectively publishes original or critical interpretations of creative and artistic works revealing vibrant intellectual cultures of modern Africa, the Black Diaspora, and other universally inclusive traditions of thought.”

Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism A journal of criticism conceived in the tradition of a long line of independent Caribbean journal projects, Small Axe is committed to rethinking the dominant narratives through which the regional and diasporic Caribbean have been imagined and conceptualized.

ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness ProudFlesh is a refereed ejournal devoted to the promotion of Black Life, its Culture, Politics and Consciousness, for “All Over the World” Afrikans.

Journal of African Studies “The SORAC JAS is the material result of a once-upon-a-time desire by the Society of Research on African Cultures (SORAC) to launch its own journal of African studies as part of its contribution to a betterment of Africa’s past, present and future through a clear understanding of where the continent is coming from, where it stands today, and where it should be going in this third millennium of post-Christ human history.”

Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society “The journal maps the intellectual contours of the contemporary Black experience: the various ideological debates, politics, culture, and recent history of African American people.”

Wadabagei: A Journal of Caribbean and Its Diasporas “A multidisciplinary journal that publishes scholarly articles and occasional creative works from diverse fields including politics, literature, sociology, and religion, and reviews recent publications in Caribbean studies.”

West Africa Review “West Africa Review [WAR], is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, devoted to research on the countries, societies, and peoples from Cape Verde to Cameroun. It provides a much-needed forum for original work and works of synthesis being done by scholars of West Africa in and outside of the region West Africa Review facilitates productive exchanges among scholars of the region wherever they may be.”