Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize

African Studies Association

The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women's experiences. Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short story writer, and Margaret Snyder, the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work. The 2016 Aidoo-Snyder book prize will be given for the best creative work written by a woman (or women) that prioritize African women’s experience. To this end, the committee invites nominations of novels, plays, short stories, and poetry from publishers or authors. Collections of stories by one author are eligible, but not anthologies containing work by different authors. Self-published books are not eligible, and entries may only be submitted for consideration once. The prize is open to authors who have published books in English and English translation with a 2014 and 2015 copyright date. Nominations must significantly deal with Africa (including Cape Verde, and the Islands off the West Coast of Africa; Madagascar; and the Indian Ocean Islands of the East African Coast).

Deadline(s):June 30, 2016

Funding Type(s): Publication Award

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral)

Area(s): Africa

Keyword(s): Gender and Sexuality
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