Invitation to Contribute to An Anthology on Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone


A. Quick Description of Project

We remain strongly committed to the project of putting together a volume on Ebola in Sierra Leone even as the outbreak seems to be receding.  After fifteen months, official reports from the national governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, and international agencies like the World Health Organization, show that the overall numbers of incidence, transmission and mortality rates are declining.  There are regions in the three countries that have registered zero new cases in the past few months, though a few are still seeing new ones.

Posted: 2015-02-15 More...

Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Trauma: The Sierra Leone Experience"


Research in Sierra Leone Studies: Weave Special Issue on
"Trauma: The Sierra Leone Experience"

Guest editors: Arthur Onipede Hollist and Mohamed Kamara

Weave invites scholarly articles and creative pieces (short fiction, poetry, and one-act plays) for a special issue on trauma and Sierra Leone to be published in December 2015. Barely a decade beyond its civil war, Sierra Leone is now dealing with the Ebola virus disease. Both events have been described as traumas, a notoriously difficult word to define because traumatic events often happen, as Elisa Marder notes, “due to social forces as well as in the social world” and have inherently political, social, and ethical dimensions. Trauma studies therefore encourage interdisciplinary approaches through which to understand these two, if not twin, events and responses (national and international) to them. And because trauma can only be known belatedly, after the event, this special issue provides an opportunity to examine issues surrounding individual and collective responses to Sierra Leone’s civil war and Ebola emergency, analyzing the complex of factors that caused them; their management or mismanagement; their present and future impacts; their dissemination and representation across news and creative media. All scholars working on trauma in Sierra Leone, including non-Sierra Leoneans, are encouraged to contribute. Specific topics include but are not limited to the following:

Posted: 2015-01-25 More...

Weave Adds A New Section

The new section is Point of View and Record and items submitted to it are not peer-reviewed.  
Posted: 2014-06-18 More...

Publish Your Art Work in Weave

Weave is inviting artists and photographers who have done work/are doing work on Sierra Leone to submit their works to be considered for publication as cover pages for the journal's issues.  
Posted: 2014-05-31 More...

Request for Book Reviews

Weave welcomes your current reviews of any and all books published on Sierra Leone  
Posted: 2014-05-31 More...

Weave Listed on DOAJ Index

Research in Sierra Leone Studies (RISLS): Weave is now on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ is a website that lists open access journals and is maintained by the Infrastructure for Open Access (IS4OA). DOAJ is the most authoritative source for peer-reviewed scholarly open access journals with a scope and list of over 9,000 journals in all disciplines, published in 120 countries in more than 50 languages. At the moment this announement is being mounted, DOAJ has 9937 journals on its index.  
Posted: 2013-07-30 More...

Call for Submissions of Thesis and Dissertation Abstracts


Research in Sierra Leone Studies (RISLS): Weave publishes thesis and dissertation abstracts (master's and doctoral) on all subjects Sierra Leonean completed after 2003, by Sierra Leoneans and non-Sierra Leoneans alike.

Posted: 2013-05-17 More...
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