Building upon our previous work, The Postcolonialist seeks new submissions for its next issue, “Postcolonial Apertures: Horizons of (De)Coloniality.” Recent years have seen critical changes occur across postcolonial regions, forcing new conceptualizations of historical accounts, national and cultural narratives, and media discourse, along with a (re)deployment and rejection of narrative tropes. Massive forced migrations, economic and climate changes, and the specter of political violence have given way to a discourse of crisis. As we unpack current debates, we invite pieces that work with and against the terms colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial, thus redrawing the contours of current debates on postcolonialism and its legacies. Creative work, photography/painting series, essays, and academic writing are encouraged, as we seek to explore the intersection of the arts, media, and academic endeavors.
The Postcolonialist is alternative and interactive avenue by which scholars, journalists, artists, and activists from around the world can collaborate and engage in dialogues of culture, power, and civil society in Postcolonial regions (encompassing the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Diasporic communities, and indeed the ex-métropoles). With a focus on multi-lingual and cross-regional work, The Postcolonialist endeavors to view the global South and its diaspora in concert. We seek to displace notions of “center” and “periphery,” instead showcasing the artistry, innovation, and critical production of postcolonial regions and peoples as constitutive of and central to a globally interconnected future.
The Postcolonialist welcomes contributions across disciplines and genres. While most contributions will be in English, submissions are welcome in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Artwork, relevant interviews, and photography may also be welcome, though an initial proposal is typically submitted. Please include biographical information separately for peer reviewed academic submissions. Shorter pieces may be up to 1,500 words, while feature or scholarly articles may be up to 6,000 words. A short bio should be included with the submission. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: 1. Arts and society (includes literature and film); 2. Gender and political participation; 3. Education; 4. Immigration and diaspora; 5. Civil society and the international stage; 6. Media and the global South; 7. Citizenship and identity; 8. Language, multi-lingualism, and language hierarchies; 9. emerging markets.