‘I am a man, nothing human is alien to me‘ – Terence the African.
This peer-reviewed journal was started in 1999 at the dawn of the 21st Century
We aimed at providing leading edge thinking on Africa and the diaspora issues at a time when a stale orthodoxy ruled the Black academy. We had the support of two great friends- Prof Jacob Ade-Ajayi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._F._Ade_Ajayi) and Dennis Brutus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Brutus) who joined the founding Editorial Board. Prof Ade-Ajayi was Africa’s foremost historian and Dennis Brutus, a fabulous South African poet (and fighter against apartheid who spent time on Robben Island in a cell next to Mandela). At the time the Editor had a full time role as partner in a City firm and the journeying around the world consequent on the launch of the first issue made a second issue impossible! However the need for an independent and forthright journal has not gone away and it is a great pleasure to relaunch the journal. This is a journey that has to be taken collectively. There are so many issues that affect Africa and the diaspora which are not being carefully addressed.
We are planning a regular publication schedule and welcome original ideas and contributions.
With the passing of the generation that brought about the independence of South Africa and the emergence of Africa on the world stage the baton has passed and must not be dropped. Despite the world’s negativity many great things are happening on the continent and it is our duty to applaud and shape that future. This journal and the pages on it will be a testimony to that commitment.
Come and join us!
(If you have ideas for a contribution or simply wish to assist in some way contact us,
we will be happy to hear from you: contact us )