Can I write for African Arguments?

Anyone can write for African Arguments. Our only requirement is that the work fulfils our high standards for publication. All submissions should be sent to editor James Wan (

Do you have guidelines for submissions?

Yes, but these can be flexible. More detailed guidelines are available on request (just email and it is recommended that you discuss your idea with the editor first, but in general, you are advised to do the following:

– Write something around 800 to 1,200 words.

– Write in a ‘journalistic’, rather than ‘academic’ style. Avoid using jargon. Explain complicated concepts or references.

– Write for a pan-African or broadly ‘international’ readership in mind.

Can I write for the Debating Ideas sub-section?

To submit to the Debating Ideas sub-section, contact Raga Makawi at: Please submit either to the main African Arguments website or to the Debating Ideas sub-section, not both.