The next issue of Memory Insufficient will fall on Black History Month, which takes place every February in the US and Canada, and October in the UK. Therefore, we are looking for essays that explore black culture and history and their relationship to games.
Essays will be accepted on the representation of black history in games, of black people in games, or on the histories of fictional people of colour in game lore. Biographical accounts of the contribution of particular individuals to games and their history are always welcome. We are also interested in essays dealing with non-digital games in their historical context as part of black culture and society.
Any kind of history will be accepted: social, biographic, documentary, personal, descriptive or polemical. Submissions are unlikely to be rejected for being ‘not history,’ because nobody has the authority to decide what that means. Likewise, nobody has the authority to decide what a game is. Both digital and non-digital games are acceptable subjects of discussion.
This issue will be produced with the help of guest editor Zolani Stewart, founding editor of The Arcade Review
We look forward to hearing from you!