We would like to invite African writers, or writers with a relevant connection to African Fantasy and Science Fiction, to explore the theme from an angle of their choosing, and submit their initial abstracts for consideration asap.
Here is some food for thought, though it should not restrict your own ideas:
- The socio-political impact of a particular African country on the development of Fantasy and/or SF.
- How African religion or culture (from country/countries of your choosing) has affected the development of Fantasy and SF across the African continent.
- The current consideration given to African Fantasy and SF around the world.
- The evolution of African Fantasy & SF through different media in the last decade and what it points to.
- African perceptions of indigenous Fantasy and SF.
- African people residing outside of the continent: the change of identity in the pursuit of worldwide acceptance. Examples of existing Fantasy and SF reflecting this eventuality.
- The impact of large scale African historical events on the evolution of Fantasy or SF in and/or outside Africa.
- Diversity in the evolution of Fantasy and SF within the African continent.
- Is the West resisting the recent advancement and success of African writers?
- Is there an issue with gender imbalance or favouritism within the African community of F and SF writers?
- The treatment of sexual minorities and/or sexuality in African Fantasy and SF
You will find all the details on the Academia Lunare page. And do not fear if this is your first non-fiction work or if you don’t have a PhD: if you love research you need a chance to start somewhere. Get in touch if you have any questions.