For an outstanding book in African literary studies published in the preceding calendar year. The award comes with a $250.00 cash prize.


2016 Winner: Brinda J. Mehta
Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence
New York: Routledge, 2014.



Honorable Mention: Simone A. Alexander for African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival and Citizenship


See this year's Call for Nominations in Announcements for the dates and details on the next competition.