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 honour 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.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (LMU Munich)
This one-day international conference on 21st April at SOAS, University of London, will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas.
I am co-writing a book on the history of soccer/association football with Stefan Szymanski, specifically about the names used for the game. We're having a difficult time finding the correct words in many of the main African (non-euro-colonial) languages, and I would be so grateful if you could help us fill in as many blanks as possible. Due to FIFA's hold on the game, the official term is almost always football or a calque or loan word, but there's a wealth of words actually in use in everyday conversations -- can you help?
Thank you so much, Silke
War and migration in eastern Africa often produce remarkable narratives from both adults and children alike. This panel will focus on the ways in which war and migration have impacted storytelling, in the form of folktales, novels, memoirs, and nonfiction, in eastern Africa. It will seek to understand what kinds of narratives are produced by both children and adults who are affected by conflict and displacement. What kinds of theoretical approaches can be used to analyze such texts? What impact do such texts have on the global community?
CFP: Energy Humanities and African Cultural Production
MLA 2019, Chicago
In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production.