For an outstanding paper in African literary studies by a graduate student. The award comes with a $250 cash prize.

2017 Winner: Susanna Sacks
"Digital Voices: Negotiating Global Forms and Local Identity in Cape Town Performance Poetry”

2014 Winner: Megan Cole Paustian
"'A Real Heaven on Their Own Earth' Religious Missions, African Writing, and the Anticolonial Imagination"

2014 Honorable Mention: Jonathon Coplen Rose
"Laughing across a Social Divide: Corruption and Class in Pieter-Dirk Uys's MacBeki"

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