About This Journal

Established in 2012, the Journal of Retracing Africa (JORA) is a peer-reviewed, open access, and interdisciplinary journal that publishes original, previously unpublished, manuscripts on a broad thematic and chronological range of African studies.

JORA is committed to publishing articles that provide theoretically informed analysis on the social, economic, cultural, and political transformations in African societies during the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods.

JORA aims at deconstructing misconceived, mistaken, and missing narratives on Africa and Africans, providing a holistic appreciation of the African experience.

Published by the African/African American Studies program at Eastern Kentucky University, JORA provides critically needed platform for established Africanists and graduate students to publish their original research pieces. By encouraging disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches in reconstructing a wide range of themes relating to African peoples and societies in all time periods, JORA not only helps in deconstructing existing myths and stereotypes about Africa but also enhances scholarly understanding of the totality of the African life.

Contact Us

For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact: Managing Editor, Dr. Salome Nnoromele, salome.nnoromele@eku.edu

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ogechi E. Anyanwu, ogechi.anyanwu@eku.edu

Editorial Assistant, Brenna Brown, brenna_brown104@mymail.eku.edu

and our editorial team will provide a quick and helpful service throughout the publication process.