Abakhokheli by LAN

Students in Post-Millennium Africa - Call for Contributions


You are invited to submit chapter contributions for possible inclusion in a special publication entitled, Students in Post-Millennium Africa. The book will be published by LAN Readers Publishers, a subsidiary of Leaders for African Network (LAN), an independent organisation guided by the objectives of Leadership and Pan-Africanism to create platforms for tackling contemporary African socioeconomic and political issues and championing African cultural conservatism. Students in Post-Millennium Africa is an extension of the paper on Student Debate and Activism in the Post-1980 Chimurengas by Ndzozi and Mhlanga, a chapter contribution to the book, The Post-1980 Chimurengas Explained, edited by Mahomva and Moyo (2015).

 Students in Post-Millennium Africa have been seen as an active body in fuelling post-colonial discourses of politico-economy, yet limited literature on the millennium student has been published. An interaction with the history of African Nationalists equips us with the knowledge of how liberation and independence movements were led by such student activists like Kwame Nkrumah; a United States scholar, George Padmore of Trinidad, Edward Blyden and Steve Bantu Biko of South Africa. These icons’ influence, largely informed 21st century politics and the social discourse that Africa is painted in to date. The contests of eligibility and belonging of students has been a major contemporary debate, thus the need to literalise students activities and impact in today’s society. This special publication aims to provide a platform for researchers to present new research and developments in the area. It triggers the need for rethinking a new line of debate and ideologies that architecture the status quo. Areas of interest for this publication include, but are not limited to, the following themes:


  • The role of student politics in mainstream politics
  • Political power struggles and student movement formulation
  • The adoption of student bodies by political parties
  • Sexuality and gender in student activism
  • Nativism in student politics
  • Ethno-politics in shaping students politics
  • Female activism in student movements
  • Laws, ethics and student reactions


The publication also seeks to respond to the following questions, though they should not be perceived as limitations:


  1. Does student politics shape national politics or national politics shape student politics?
  2. Why a pulsating and reverberating student politics is imperative in the Post-Colonial era?
  3. How student politics reflect the failure of decolonisation/liberatorisation, traces of the DNA, how decolonisation fails at students level.


The contributions, to be submitted as Microsoft Word Documents should be emailed to Lan Readers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and cc the editors Micheal Mhlanga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Pofela Ndzozi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who will also welcome questions and comments relating to the special publication. Also, please take note of the important dates below.


The contributions shall be 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman font, size 12, and Harvard tenth edition referencing style. The full chapter shall be between 4 000 and 6 000, 1.5 spacing. More authoring guidelines will be mailed to successful abstracts submissions.



Special Dates




16 February 2016

Call for contributions

16 March 2016

Deadline for submission of abstracts

16 April 2016

Deadline for submission of first draft of the full chapter and peer reviews.

01 July 2016

Book launch and Publication