About the Journal

Ahyu: A Journal of Language and Literature (online ISSN 2814-2446) is an annual open access peer double-blind reviewed academic journal of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria that publishes in December every year. Deriving its name from the Jukun word for trumpet, Ahyu is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for academics to present their most current findings from researches undertaken in language and literature. By language, we mean all verbal and nonverbal modes with which histo-cultural formations and spaces are apprehended. This includes particularly those media pivotal in constituting and interpreting contemporary African reality and existence. In addition, by literature, we mean language used at a second remove to enunciate literary forms across different modes and media. Thus, Ahyu welcomes researches from any part of the world dwelling on, but not limited to, film studies, narrative studies, theatre studies, performance studies, literary studies, linguistics, rhetorics,  dance, and other related fields, as long as they are oriented towards Black experience.

With its international cast of editors and reviewers, the journal seeks to become a major outlet of choice for academics and scholars in the above areas and other associated fields. All critical schools or theories for analysis of texts or data are welcome. With theory being at the vanguard of interpretation of data, articles Ahyu solicits should not exceed 7,000 words and they should aim to provide fresh insights to existing arguments or chart new directions. Articles submitted should be the authors’ original work and not be under consideration in any other journal at the time of submission. All published articles receive DOIs and are indexed with the Crossref, Google Scholar as well as included in LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archival system.

In addition, Ahyu also welcomes reviews of recently published scholarly and literary works. Review submissions should not exceed 1,000 words. Interested authors should contact the journal's Reviews Editor for information and other details pertaining to the mailing of copies of works to be reviewed. Creative works such as poems can also be submitted to the Reviews Editor for consideration via the journal’s email: [email protected].

All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous anonymous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening.

Kindly read the Information for Authors for further information on the preparation of your essay and on how to submit your article through the journal's online submission infrastructure.

Articles in this journal are published under the (Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International) CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only. If others modify or adapt the material, they must license the modified material under identical terms. Thus, authors retain and hold the copyright without restriction.