The Routledge Handbook of Francophone Africa

Call for contributions:

The Routledge Handbook of Francophone Africa seeks to provide a state-of-the-art of current research from a range of disciplines (history, political science, IR, cultural studies…) on those parts of Africa to which the label ‘Francophone’ is still attached. This label is of course problematic, and one of the aims of the volume is precisely to problematize the term, exploring its origins, usages and the ways in which it is no longer useful as an approach to study the politics, economics, cultures and societies of countries and regions in Africa formerly under French or Belgian rule.

Having found our first 20 contributors, we are now seeking colleagues who could offer a chapter on the themes indicated below. The chapter would be 6000-8000 words in English, and the deadline for first drafts December 2018, with finalised texts submitted to editors in June 2019.

[Themes: titles TBC/ Thèmes: titres à définir]

  1. African post-independence re-imaginings/ Réimaginer l’Afrique après les indépendances: Rwanda OR/OU Zaire/RDC OR/OU Cote d'Ivoire
  2. Francophone/Anglophone African relations // Relations Afrique francophone/ Afrique Anglophone 
  3. Francophone Africa beyond “colonial” partners (China, USA) // Afrique francophone au-delà des partenaires « coloniaux » (Chine, Etats Unis). 
  4. La Réunion, Africa and France // La Réunion, l’Afrique et la France.
  5. France’s relations with Tunisia and Morocco // Relations Franco-Tunisiennes et Franco-Marocaines (could be language politics) 
  6. Cultural pan-Africanism/Le pan-africanisme culturel.

Please contact either Tony Chafer or Natalya Vince as soon as possible if you are interested in contributing a chapter. We would need a 250-300 word abstract of your proposed chapter by 9 March 2018.
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written by Alice Duhan
22 February, 2018