Amplifying Women’s Voices in Hausa Cultural Studies: Writing and Publishing Workshop for Early Career Women Academics from West Africa

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in West Africa - Nigeria, Niger and other West African countries.
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Because women in northern Nigeria and other Hausa-speaking regions face academic and publishing barriers, most high profile cultural studies in northern Nigeria have been done by men and non-Africans. The hybrid workshop attached to the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival seeks to amplify the voices of West African female scholars by providing mentorship in the field of Hausa studies and building access to expert advice and training on how to publish. The participants will interact with experts from high-impact journals to learn about writing articles for publication, identifying appropriate journals, adapting thesis chapters into journal articles, and writing grant applications. Participants will be paired with mentors for peer review and one-on-one feedback. Following the physical workshop, participants will engage in a six-month mentorship to revise their articles and ready them for submission to journals. Expected outcomes include improved writing ability, academic networking, and a research paper ready for publication

Workshop team: Dr Carmen McCain, School of Oriental and African Studies; Professor Ibrahim Malumfashi, Kaduna State University Kaduna.

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