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Manuscript Proposal


Carolina Academic Press, the series editor, and the series board welcome manuscript proposals  focusing on major issues common to states, societies, groups, and institutions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Comparative studies, as well as those that bring innovative insights to established debates within African and Diaspora studies, will be considered if they provide new methodological and epistemological perspectives. Monographs by sole or multiple authors, as well as edited volumes that focus on carefully defined themes, are invited.

Prospective authors should provide a detailed prospectus that describes the project — including its methodology and the competing literature.The prospectus should be about five pages in length and should provide an abstract of the work as well as a concise description of its intended audience. The prospectus should contain information on the current status of the manuscript and an estimate of its length.  The past or contemporary discourse within the literature on Africa and the Black World to which the project hopes to add and should be identified, as well as how the completed project would confirm or reshape existing notions of the African Diaspora. Lastly, the prospectus should provide some sense of the broader scholarly and intellectual conclusions the intended audience are expected to take from the completed project. The proposal should also include a list of the author's previous related body of work.

There will be a two-stage review process. In the initial stage the submitted prospectus will be evaluated by the series editor. Upon the editor’s approval of the prospectus, a formal invitation to submit the full manuscript will be made. Submitted manuscripts will undergo rigorous assessment by two to four anonymous readers before a decision to publish or not is reached.

Manuscript submissions should be sent to:

Toyin Falola
Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0220
toyin.falola@mail.utexas.edu

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