Call for Submissions: The Haitian Diaspora today

Call for Submissions: The Haitian Diaspora today

DEADLINE: August 31st, 2014

The word “Diaspora” once referred exclusively to the repeated scattering of the Jews away from the kingdom of Judea.  Today, “diaspora” has taken on a general meaning of the forced/willful relocation of any people away from their homeland and into foreign lands.  Lominy Books seeks non-fiction contributions on all aspects of the Haitian diaspora today for publication in an anthology.

The idea is to interrogate the historical and contemporary processes of migration, and highlighting the impacts of the Haitian diaspora on both the receiving countries and the homeland left behind.  We hope to read submissions that discuss the concepts of brain drain, brain gain, mutual gain, brain waste, remittances (individual and collective), and so on. In all of this the links among geography, history, society, and identity are central.

We also welcome narrative essays and papers that address 1) the perception of the self once affected by an experience of de-territorialisation, 2) diasporic memories and narratives of the self, 3) the idea of home and how it evolves over the life course of migrants, and 4) the mechanics of choice in the migratory context.

We encourage:

  • Contributions from any member of the Haitian diaspora
  • Essays by professionals, those engaged in the formulation and implementation of public policy, and public and private sector administrators.
  • Stories and papers from artists in film, music, and theatre.

Guidelines for Submissions

  1. Submissions should be in English
  2. Each submission should include: title, author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  3. Submissions with multiple authorships should indicate the person to be contacted.
  4. The deadline for submission is August 31st, 2014
  5. Send submissions to: