Call for Chapters: Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa. The volume will be edited by Prof. David Mongor- Lizarrabengoa (Montclair State University) and Sarita Addy (University of Western Ontario).

Africa is usually depicted in Western media as a continent plagued by continuous wars, civil conflicts, disease, and human rights violations; however, an analysis of the region’s cultural output reveals the depth and strength of the character of the African people that has endured the burden of colonialism. Undoubtedly, much of the scholarship on African literature focuses on countries colonized by the British such as South Africa and Nigeria; however, the African nations colonized by Spain and Portugal have also made major literary contributions. This volume seeks to examine the literature and cinema of the African nations colonized by Spain and Portugal (Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Angola, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe) to demonstrate the complexity and heterogeneity of these countries in their attempts to establish a post-colonial identity. Submissions will be accepted in English and Spanish.

Possible discussion topics include but are not limited to:

  • legacies of colonialism
  • traditions vs challenge /change
  • evolving roles of women
  • preservation of memory
  • rural vs urban life,
  • civil wars and power struggles

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2019

Deadline for first drafts: September 30, 2019

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page proposals (200 words aprox.) including an annotated summary and a short biographical note.

For further questions or to submit your proposal, you can write to or

A paper that has been published previously may not be included.


Selected abstracts will be notified by the end of April 2019, and full chapters should be submitted by September 30, 2019. Complete chapter lengths should be between 6000—7000 words.

About the publisher

Selected papers (subject to double blind peer review) may appear in an edited volume with Vernon Press. Vernon Press is an independent publisher of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities. We work closely with authors, academic associations, distributors and library information specialists to identify and develop high quality, high impact titles.

This proposal is due at April 1st 2019.

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