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. This year the prize will be given for the best original creative work written by a woman (or women) that prioritizes 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 novels, short stories, poetry, plays in English and English translation in the two years preceding the award year. The books 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 contact Dr. Joya Uraizee (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the forms and paperwork that are due on or before July 15, 2020. The winner will be notified in mid-September and included in the program for the African Studies Association Conference in November 2020.
Contact Dr. Joya Uraizee for the nomination form and mailing instructions.