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Call for Papers Anthology: Silencing Genocide in Africa and the African Diaspora In addressing the reality of genocide, historical recognition of its inhumanity is just as important as the realization of what it means for the political present. Every continent has its own tragic share in genocide, yet in Africa and the African Diaspora, more needs to be done to lay bare and come to grips with its many manifestations. Indeed, the reality of genocidal crimes and their devastating effects on the continent and throughout the African Diaspora is often ignored, forgotten, and denied. While genocide has historically been conceptualized at its extremes (i.e. mass killings), the genocidal nature of the governmental policies and practices of other actors that ultimately lead to the premature death of Africans and their descendants, should also be examined. In Forgotten Genocides (2012), René Lemarchand suggests that memory is not just important for what it tells us about the past, but also for what it fails to tell us. In our inability to think through the broader implications of genocide in Africa and its Diaspora, we fail to think through our own inhumanity. In keeping with this, we are planning an anthology to be published by a university press. The goal of this volume is to gather essays that address the way genocide has manifested itself as both a past and present political reality within Africa and the African Diaspora. The editors seek essays from contemporary scholars who are attempting to rethink and redress genocide and its expressions in a variety of forms. We acknowledge that addressing the topic of genocide in Africa and the African Diaspora is and must be an interdisciplinary effort. Contributions from all areas in humanities and social sciences are welcome. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send us an abstract of no more than 200 words by April 7th, 2014. If your abstract is accepted you will be required to submit the final paper on July 21st. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: · The Language and Culture of Genocide · Testimonies of Survivors of Genocide · The Silence of Bystanders · Forgotten/Denied Genocides · Genocide and Structural Violence/Cultural Imperialism · Environmental Racism, Colonialism/Neocolonialism · Genocide and White Supremacy, etc. · Genocide¹s Other: Gender, Sexuality, and Patriarchy · The Aftermath of Genocide: Shame/Silence · Finding Voice after Genocide · Community Responsibility · The Tasks and Challenges for Healing and Reconciliation Send abstract/papers/inquiries to: Dr. Chielozona Eze, firstname.lastname@example.org --