Call for Submissions: Africa and The Glittering Prize

Opportunity Closing Date: Monday, April 18, 2013
Opportunity Type: Call for Submissions

“The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.

We have set out on a quest for true humanity, and somewhere on the distant horizon we can see the glittering prize. Let us march forth with courage and determination, drawing strength from our common plight and our brotherhood.”
Steve Biko

May 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity which subsequently evolved into the African Union. Accordingly, Steve Biko Foundation is calling for reflections on Africa’s place in the world under the heading “Africa and The Glittering Prize.” Submissions may focus on any field of African development; but of particular interest are issues that resonate with African liberation and seek to evaluate the place, in the global sphere, of the African continent and the people of African descent, namely:
 African Nationalism
 Political and Economic Independence
 Political and Economic Cooperation
 Language
 Culture
 Education
 Identity
 Access to Healthcare
 Poverty
 Governance

Submissions will be published in the May issue of the Steve Biko Foundation’s FrankTalk Journal, as well as on the FrankTalk Blog.

The length of the submission should be between 1000 and 2500 words in MS Word.

Papers should be submitted to Dibuseng Kolisang at Alternatively, papers may be faxed to +27.11.403.8835.

For more information email Dibuseng or call on +27.11.403.0310.

The Steve Biko Foundation (SBF) is a community development organisation inspired by the legacy of anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko. For more information on SBF, please visit

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