Sankofa Conference


Actualizing the Onyame Nhye Hye Paradigm:
ReAfrikanization, Nationbuilding and the Preeminence of Spirit

April 5 – 7, 2024

Sankofa Journal Submissions due March 1

We are soliciting articles for the 2024 Sankofa Journal.  This journal encourages the submission of articles that speak directly to issues and concerns of Afrikan people at home and in the diaspora as it relates to Nationbuilding and  ReAfrikanization. The submission should be accessible to an audience across disciplines.  All submissions should be sent to [email protected].  Authors may be invited to present their article at the 2024 Sankofa conference.

Article submissions are due by Friday, March 1, 2024. Please consider submitting an article/ a concise excerpt from your research/ a short story/a book review/a poem to the journal. For more submission information please download Sankofa Journal submission guidelines.


  • What is an appropriate definition of “Nationbuilding” given the historical, philosophic, political, economic and cultural conditions/constraints of Afrikans in the Americas?
  • What lessons and strategies do the historic models of “Nationbuilding” in ancient and traditional Afrika provide for us today?
  • What lessons and actionable principles can be learned from the liberation movements of the mid to late twentieth century?
  • What are the specific social/political/economic conditions of Afrikans in America that warrant “Nationbuilding” strategies and action?
  • What is an appropriate definition of strategy?
  • What current theorists, activists, historians, philosophers/thinkers, elders… have made substantive and concrete/palpable/working…contributions to the current dialogue and institution building… efforts?


  • An Afrikan Perspective on History and Identity: The Historical Spirocycle
  • Onyame Nhye-hyee – A Paradigm of ReAfrikanization, Nationbuilding and Family Development   / Ankobea Leadership Training Retreat
  • Gender Session:  Role of Afrikan men/women in the establishment and maintenance of substantive personal relationships and Community Development


  • Family in Nationbuilding: Definition, Formation, organization, Mission and Accountability
  • Organization and Institutional Formation, Mission, Strategy and in Facilitating Nationbuilding
  • Development, Role and Strategies of Community Institutions in Nationbuilding


  • Nationbuilding in Times of Social Crisis
  • Nationbuilding: Definitions and Strategic Actions
  • Implementation and Accountability


  • Health
  • Technology
  • TBA


Weekend (Sankofa Journal included in weekend fee)
Adult – $175
Student/Senior – $100
Youth (13 – 17) – $85
Child – $55

Per Day
Adult – $100
Student/Senior – $55
Youth (13 – 17) – $50
Children – $35

Vendor Fees:
Weekend Merchant Vendor – $200
Weekend Feed Vendor – $300

For Inquiries or Registration:
Send us an email at [email protected]