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Donald Trump is our example/query/ problem or solution. He didn’t really start this though. Apartheid South Africa leaders were nationalistic and racists. Robert Mugabe was a nationalist and racist and tempered heavily with Zimbabwe’s media freedoms. He also destroyed the economy through an illegal and forceful land reform program; telling the whites they don’t belong in Africa. The land question and belongingness are divisive hot topics in South Africa now. African countries have always complained of unfair international trade practices of western countries like the USA, Canada etc. Trump doesn’t want African immigrants into the USA, calling Africa a “shithole” continent. He deported and is still deporting DACA immigrants and many other illegal immigrants. He calls the media producers of “fake news”, and threatens media workers at the drop of a hat. He has fought with the Americans on several levels, he has fought with American allies on issues to do with security and trade terms. He has grown the American economy too! He is the most divisive American or western leader of our time and at the heart of his presidency, nationalistic agendas drive it. Africa and the Americas since the colonial period have been vastly changed and shaped by settler politics as both the immigrants and natives fought for nationality and belongingness and through the centuries there has been a continuous refinement of what it means to belong (as a citizen or foreigner). We invite scholars, writers, poets etc., to respond to issues to do with nationalism espoused by Donald Trump and others in these two continents in investigating issues to do with capitalism, global politics, international trade and media freedoms. Send in your well written scholarly work, nonfictions, fictions, poetry, mixed genres…
For prose/mixed genres and plays, I piece per writer of not more than 10000 words. For poetry, not more than 3 poems per poet, preferably short poems. Include a bio note of not more than 100 words highlighting your previous publications. Send entries as one word doc to [email protected] before 31 March 2019
This book will be published by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and distributed by African Books Collective UK, is the 6th volume in acontinuation of our cross continental anthologies, and the second one in its own series. The first one had several leading scholars, writers and poets like Barbara Foley, Barbara Howard, Biko Agozino, A.D Winans, Tim Hall, C Liegh McInnis, Nat Turner, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Changming Yuan, Tiel Aisha Ansari, Diane Raptosh, Wanjohi wa Makokha, Paris Smith, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Kenneth Weene etc.. is entitled, Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Vol 1: Searching for Interracial, Interstitial, Intersectional and Interstates meeting spaces, is published here:
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