Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Call for Books by Women about African Women: The Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2012 (free to enter | $500 prize)

Post date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Deadline: 30 June 2012

It is with great pleasure that we announce the open call for submissions for this year's Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize.

The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book published by a woman 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. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work.

This year the we are considering the SOCIAL SCIENCES - any book published in 2009, 2010 and 2011 on African women can be nominated and submitted. Edited collections will be considered.

Final submission date is June 30th. The finalist will be notified on September 10, 2012 and included in the program for the African Studies Association Annual conference in November 2012.

If you have book(s) that fulfill the above criteria, please send a copy of each text to the 3 committee members:

Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere
Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize Chair, 2012
4 Miami Court
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Dr. Maria Cattell
486 Walnut Hill Rd
Millersville, PA 17551

Dr. Claire Robertson
3502 William Court
Bloomington, IN 47401

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries: contact Natasha Gordon-Chipembere (Chair) at 347 971-1648 and indisunflower@yahoo.com

For submissions: see list of committee members above

Website: http://www.albany.edu/~dlafonde/Global/asawomenscaucus.htm
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