For an outstanding book in African literary studies, which is the first book by the author, and published in the preceding calendar year. The award comes with a $250.00 cash prize.

 

2016 Winner: Tsitsi Ella Jaji
African in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

 

Honorable Mention: Mahriana Rofheart for Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media

 

510JIdWEzbL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_2015 Winner: Carmela Garritano
African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History
Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013.

 

 

murphy2014 Winner: Laura Murphy
Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature
Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012.

 

 

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