• Language: English
  • ISSN: 2488-9695
  • Established Year: 1978
  • Published Articles: 238
Kiabara: Journal of Humanities

Executive Editor:Professor Ozo-mekuri NDIMELE
Publication Frequency:Bi-annually
Publisher:University of Port Harcourt
Paper Submission E-mail:mekuri01@yahoo.com

Arts and humanities

KIABARA (ISSN: 0331-8168; eISSN: 2488-9695) is published twice a year (in June – Rains Issue and December – Harmattan Issue) by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. KIABARA publishes serious, well-researched and original papers on all aspects of arts and Humanities: English studies, fine arts & design, linguistics, theatre & media arts, peace studies, communication studies, history, diplomatic and international studies, development studies, language & art education, cultural studies, anthropology, archaeology, religious studies, philosophy, literatures in Nigerian languages, foreign languages & literatures, gender studies, etc. It is the objective of this Journal to provide a common meeting point for scholarship and literary creativity, in so far as the content and meaning of such endeavour will bear relevance to studies in the Humanities of the African world and the Black Diaspora.

Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate with an abstract of about 250 words. References must be presented in a consistent style sheet (e.g. MLA style, LSA style, etc.) throughout, and all notes should be at the end of the text.

Manuscripts accepted as squibs or remarks will not be required to propose a solution to the problems they address as long as their relevance to theoretical issues is clear.

Manuscripts for publication, book reviews, and all correspondence on editorial matters should be sent to:

The Editor:
KIABARA: Journal of Humanities
Box 237 Uniport P.O.
Faculty of Humanities
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
e-mail: mekuri01@yahoo.com

AUTHORS should give their names, institutional affiliation/postal address, e-mail address and phone number in the form in which they wish them to appear under the title of the article.

SUBMISSION of paper should be made electronically by e-mail attachment in word document and PDF version.


  1. Manuscripts should have an abstract of not more 300 words. 
  2. We accepts papers which adopt either the LSA, MLA or APA style sheet, provided the author is consistent.
  3. The whole paper should be presented in an accessible version of Word document file, typed on 13 point Times New Roman in single line spacing, including abstract, endnotes (if any), list of abbreviations (if any), and references.
  4. Footnotes (if any) should be presented on 10 point Times New Roman.
  5. The title of the paper should be presented in title case on 14 point Times New Roman.
  6. Headings and sub-headings should be presented in title case and typed on 13 point Times New Roman.
  7. Authors are encouraged to use a Unicode-compliant font. Several of them are available for download for no cost at the following website http://sil.org. But if for any reason an unusual font is used, this should be supplied to the Editor.
  8. Paragraphs: Beginning of a paragraph should be by tab indentation 0.5 cm. No line gap for a new paragraph.
  9. All data examples should be aligned correctly with the literal gloss morpheme-by-morpheme, using tabs. 
  10. Examples numbering should be backspaced to the margin.
  11. Section numbering should start with 0 for the Introduction (which preferably should not have sub-sections), proceed to 1, 2, etc., for main sections, 1.1, 1.2, etc., for sections, and 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc., for sub-sections. It is recommended that numbering of sub-sections should not go beyond three figures. 
  12. REFERENCES should be noted in the text, using the author, date and page system, e.g., Bamgbose (2010:23); (Williamson, 2005:8).
  13. A full alphabetical list of references used in the text should appear at the end of the paper.
  14. The list of references should only contain works that are referred to in the body of the text. Please be sure to include and check page references. It is a common fault that authors do not check the accuracy of their citations before submitting their papers.
  15. We will not allow bibliography in place of references.

Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele
B. A. Ejiofor
Associate Editor
I. A. Akakuru
Associate Editor
O. Udumukwu
Associate Editor
F. A. O. Ugiomoh
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
W. Ihejirika
Associate Editor
B. D. B. Inoka
Associate Editor
A. R. Kilani
Associate Editor
E. E. Kari
Associate Editor
O. Nwankpa
Associate Editor