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Call for Newsletter Contributions!

West Africa Research Association’s (WARA) Fall 2018 Issue

Theme: East Meets West
WARA is dedicating its upcoming Fall issue to the theme East Meets West. We are seeking submissions that draw connections between East and West Africa in any academic discipline and invite contributors to submit a short article on any aspect of their research interests pertaining to the theme. We encourage contributors to include compelling photos from the field with their article submissions.

Contributions should not exceed 500 words in length.
Please submit using this link:

Please note that contributions need not be wholly academic articles and we would welcome any ideas you would like to share with our readership. Samples of previous articles and contributions can be seen on the e-versions of the newsletter found below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:
On behalf of the WARA Newsletter Committee

The WARA newsletter has a wide circulation, including over 300 individual members, 52 institutional members, all 24 members of CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers), and US ambassadors to each of the 18 West African countries we serve, as well as West African ambassadors from these countries to US.

Our latest is out now!

Read on for more, including stories on this year’s theme, “Religion in West Africa,” and reports from our grantees, spanning various disciplines from the humanities to the applied sciences.

2016-2017 Issue (embedded)

The WARA Newsletter is published twice a year by the West African Research Association and is distributed to all current members of the association. The newsletter features news from the WARA headquarters and from the West African Research Center in Dakar, reports from our fellows, articles on research in the region, reviews, commentary, and announcements. This past year, we switched to an electronic format. Read the WARA 2015-2016 Newsletter online.

WARA members are invited to submit reports on their research, book announcements, commentary, film and book reviews, and announcements for relevant conferences, fellowships, etc. This is a good opportunity to let people know what you are working on and to get announcements out to the WARA network of scholars.  Material for publication in upcoming newsletters should be submitted electronically to WARA by August 30 for the Fall edition, and February 1 for the Spring edition. Items that arrive after these due dates will be considered for the following edition of the newsletter. WARA has the right to reject items that do not comply with the goals and purposes of the organization and reserves the right to edit and/or modify any submissions for content, format or length. Opinions expressed in published articles, however, belong solely to the author(s).

As of 2015-2016, the WARA newsletter is an online publication, accessible below:

To view pdf files of previous newsletters, please click on the appropriate links below.

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