Encourages holistic approaches to the understanding of children and childhood in Africa.
• Expands the conversation among African Studies scholars across all academic disciplines.
• Seeks partnerships and affiliations with professional organizations focused on Africa's children.
Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the journal of The Institute for the African Child at Ohio University. Childhood in Africa is published online on a bi-annual basis. It follows the mission statement and goals of the Institute for the African Child by encouraging holistic approaches to the understanding of and issues impacting children and childhood in Africa.
Childhood in Africa seeks to reflect African and Africanist perspectives regarding children and childhood. It includes all academic disciplines in the discussion of childhood in Africa and also attempts to further the professional interests of Africanists by disseminating knowledge about children and childhood in Africa.
Submissions are welcome from any discipline that concerns Africa's children, and from practitioners in governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). We wish to particularly encourage our colleagues in Africa to use this forum.
For submission guidelines please click here. To be considered for the Fall 2009 inaugural issue, please submit your article by August 1, 2009. For the Spring 2010 issue, please submit your article by January 1, 2010. The journal website will be completed by August 1, 2009. For additional information, please contact the IAC.