From its earliest days in 1960s Uganda, Transition documented the social and political realities in contemporary South Africa. Now, for an upcoming special issue, Transition invites contributors to reflect upon
1. the past several decades and the future of transition in South Africa as it relates to Nelson Mandela’s work, and
2. the global, cross-cultural reach and impact of Nelson Mandela’s work and life story.
Transition seeks proposals for submissions of essays and interviews which identify fresh, unexpected perspectives and unusual locations or populations impacted. Preferred are specific localized examples and anecdotes, and/or intimate reflections on personal or organizational impact. Thoughtful critiques are also welcomed. How has Mandela’s example shaped struggles for social justice around the world? How have activists and intellectuals contributed in turn to shape global visions about Mandela, the man and the icon?
Transition will also consider full submissions of short fiction, poetry, and original artwork on the theme between now and October 1, 2014.
For more information: http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/news/hutchins/call-proposals-nelson-mandela