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Book Prize

Application Form

The 2024 Aidoo-Snyder creative book prize will be given for the best creative work by a woman (or women) that prioritizes African women’s experiences. 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 books 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).

All nominations must be emailed on or before July 1, 2024. The winner will be notified in mid-September and included in the program for the African Studies Association Conference.

Please contact the chair of the committee, Dr. Tomi Adeaga, at for submission instructions. Write "Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize Application" as the e-mail subject heading.

2024 Committee Members

Dr. Tomi Adeaga, Chair

University of Vienna

Columbia University

Dr. Joya Uraize

St. Louis University

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