The African Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus of Book Prize Committee, invites you to nominate authors for the 2017 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize for Scholarly Work according to the parameters laid out below.
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 2017 Aidoo-Snyder book prize will be given for the best original scholarly work written by a woman (or women) that prioritize African women’s experience. To this end, the committee invites nominations from publishers or 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 2015 and 2016 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).
To nominate a publication, please send one copy of the publication to each member of the committee:
Dr. Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome, Chair
Professor, Department of Political Science
3413 James Hall
Brooklyn College, CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Dr. Heidi J. Nast
Professor, International Studies Department
990 West Fullerton, Suite 4110
Chicago, IL 60614
Dr. Akosua Adomako Ampofo
P.O.Box CT 1124
All nominations must be postmarked on or before June 30, 2017. The winner will be notified in mid-September and included in the program for the African Studies Association Conference in November 2017.