International Journal Of The Institute Of African Studies: Call For Papers

International Journal Of The Institute Of African Studies

    IKENGA, after which this journal of the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has been named, is a cult object of the Igbo-speaking peoples to which traditionally is attributed success or good fortune in the professions or in life generally. It is also closely associated with the right arm with which a man hacks his way through life. IKENGA could, therefore, be briefly described as the Igbo god of achievement.

Ikenga Journal is a double blind peer reviewed journal that inspires up-to-date research endeavor published by the Institute of African Studies University of Nigeria Nsukka twice a year. The Journal provides a common forum where all aspects of African Studies are presented by way of publishing well researched original papers, reviews; discuss analysis, oral narratives, conceptual frameworks, analytical and simulation models, case studies, field works, empirical research and related methods.

IKENGA is not committed to preaching any particular gospel but will accommodate all views based on the objective study and analysis of issues, whether historical or contemporary, which are of special relevance to the fortunes of the black man. Opinions expressed in the articles which IKENGA carries are entirely those of the authors.

The journal is dedicated to the critical study of the fortunes of the African down the centuries, and of his contemporary problems and dilemmas. Its interest covers the entire spectrum of African Studies. Ikenga accepts well researched and original works from every discipline and interest that has Africa as its focus.

The areas of focus are:


African though and Politics

African Social Institutions

African Literature

Indigenous African Languages

African Drama and Theatre

African Music

African Art

African Archaeology

African Religion

Mass communication in Africa

African Technology

Gender Issues in Africa

African Education

Any other topic relevant to Africa


Paper Submission

Papers should have an abstract of not more than 200 words to be sent in either hard or soft copy to the editor Ikenga, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State Nigeria (institute.Africanstudies@unn.edu.ng) works should also be presented using the MLA reference style and not more than twenty pages including graphs, charts and appendix.


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