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Sanaa Journal

Sanaa: Journal of African Arts, Media and Cultures (Sanaa Journal) ISSN – 2507-7775 (ONLINE) is a bi-annual, peer reviewed journal aimed at providing a forum for intellectuals, artists, media experts and creative people within and outside Africa to debate and publish scholarly works in relation to African’s arts, media and cultures.


- To publish issues related to Africa’s arts, media and cultures which are not often covered from a scholarly perspective..
- To link contemporary arts, media and cultures to the historical past.
- To build and rejuvenate research interest in Africa’s arts, media and cultures.


The journal seeks original research-based content from academics and practitioners related to Africa’s arts, media and cultures. The journal publishes articles that display intellectual rigour and scholarly excellence in creative industries and innovations. Papers are invited from cultural heritage, innovations, intangible heritage, creative industries, theatre, film, radio, television, music, dance, sculpture, drawings, graphics, painting, internet, digital media and other direct related fields. The works embraced by the journal include pageantry, community festivals, studio recordings, exhibitions, radio and TV shows, fashion, galas and celebrations. It also focuses on the review of related laws and policies. Inter-disciplinarity and multi-disciplinarity are key to this journal. On the whole, papers from the fields of humanities, social sciences, law, business, education, engineering, health sciences and on issues related to the scope of the journal are invited.

Call for Papers

Manuscripts and reviews of arts, media and innovations in Africa written in English are invited from culture, media, innovations, creative industries, theatre, film, radio and television drama, music, dance, sculpture, drawings, graphics, painting, the internet and other directly related fields. Manuscripts can be articles, memories and reviews.

Important Dates
Deadlines for the submission of manuscripts are 31st July and 31st January of each year. Publication is scheduled for 1st April and 1st October of each year.

Editorial Team


Vicensia Shule
University of Dar es Salaam
Hamudi Majamba
University of Dar es Salaam

Editorial Board Members

Amandina Lihamba
University of Dar es Salaam
Ayub Rioba
TBC/University of Dar es Salaam
Chambi Chachage
Harvard University
Daniel Ndagala
Consultant on Culture and Development
Elias Jengo
University of Dar es Salaam
Jane Plastow
University of Leeds
Marjorie Mbilinyi
TGNP Mtandao
Martin Mhando
ZIFF/ Murdoch University
Mitchel Strumpf
Dhow Countries Music Academy
Ylva Ekström
Uppsala University
Naomi Nkealah
University of South Africa
Shani Omari
University of Dar es Salaam
Claudia Böhme
Universität Trier


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