Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform and Department of African Studies, University of Vienna have announced a call for papers to participate at the workshop on Strategies for the Promotion of African Language Literature that will be organized from May 2 to 4, 2017.

The papers looking at the following questions are especially welcome:

  • What is African literature?
  • Can African language literature live side by side with literature about Africa written in other languages?
  • What is the impact of digital and social media on writing in African languages?
  • What is the role of the diaspora in the development of African languages and how do exchanges between the diaspora and the continent affect it?
  • How can scholars, both in Africa and worldwide, promote African language literature?

Please send your abstracts for a 20-minute presentation to Ms. Caroline Pajancic ( by March 15th , 2017.

More details and tentative schedule can be found here: