CfA/P: A decolonial manual

Submission deadline: February 10, 2023

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we have an agreement with punctum books to publish a diamond open-access text titled a decolonial manual

the text willfeature short cross-genre pieces aiming to illustrate the key and emerging decolonial scholarship by connecting it with everydayness, and vice versa; each piece will dovetail theoretical and auto/biographical/anecdotal dimensions of decoloniality as meaningful sources of understanding and inspiration

a decolonial manual is a critical book of daily routines and struggles, creativity and resistance

neither an introduction to the decolonial movement nor an attempt to popularise it, our manual will show what decolonial thinking can do across various spheres of everyday life, including professional, social, communal, natural, leisurely, domestic, street and other environments

Walter Mignolo (Duke University, USA), Breny Mendoza (California State University, USA), Macarena Gomez-Barris (Brown University, USA), George Dei and Zainab Zafar (University of Toronto, Canada), Ruth Sonderegger and Imayna Cacere (Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Austria), Alicia Estrada (California State University, USA), Soumaya Mestiri (Université de Tunis, Tunisia), Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (Bayreuth University, Germany), Chloe Ray (University of Sunshine Coast, Australia), Majid Heidari (Ferdowsi Institute, Iran), Rizzia Rocha (University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Sarah Cheang (Royal College of Art, UK), Deep Datta-Ray (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Nomusa Makhubu (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Maritza Cardenas (University of Arizona, USA), Robert Beshara (Northern New Mexico College, USA), Kolar Aparna (University of Helsinki, Finland), Nelson Madonado Torres (Rudgers, USA), Dylan Rodriguez (UC Riverside, USA) + anomymous folk

there's enough space for another fifteen short contributions

if you're interested, please email me - valery vinogradovs: [email protected] - your short bio and abstract by the 10th of february (let me know, please, should you need more time)

if accepted, submissions (up to 3.000 words) will be due by early July or so

at this stage, priority will be given to submissions from collectives and anyone who can demonstrate relevant critical expertise in/outside of academy

all authors are encouraged to experiment with writing style: anything unorthodox, narrative-driven, investigative, dialogical, non-linear, unclassifiable and so on - will be highly appreciated

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