Past Winners

Best scholarly book

Suad Musa, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict: Al-Hakkamat Baggara Women of Darfur

(James Currey, 2018)

2019

Best creative book

Lesley Nneka Arimah, What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

(New York: Riverhead Books, 2017)

2018

2017

Best scholarly book

Carina Ray, Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015)

2016

Best creative book

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016).

2015

Best scholarly book
Abosede George, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor and Social Development in Colonial Lagos (Ohio University Press, 2014).

 

Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory Jennie Burnet, 
Honorable mention 
and Silence in Rwanda (University of Wisconsin Press).

2014

Best creative work
Reneilwe Malatji, Love Interrupted (Modjaji Books, 2012).

Honorable mention
Philo Ikonya, Still Sings the Nightbird (Langaa Publishing CIG, 2013).

2013

Best scholarly book
Nwando Achebe, The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe (Bloomington, Indiana:  Indiana University Press, 2011).

2012

Best scholarly book
Adeline Masquelier, Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2009).

2011

Best creative work
Unoma Azuah, Length of Light: A Collection of Short Stories (2008), Sky-High Flames: A Novel (2005), and Edible Bones (December 2011).

2010

Best creative work
Aminatta Forna, Ancestor Stones (2006)

2009

Best scholarly book
Tuulikki Pietila, Gossip, Markets, and Gender: How Dialogue Constructs Moral Value in Post-Socialist Kilimanjaro (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007).

2008

Best creative work
Ama Ata Aidoo, African Love Stories: An Anthology (2007)

2007

Best scholarly book
Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo and Marjorie Keniston McIntosh, Women, Work, and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900-2003 (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2006).

2006

Best creative work
Yvonne Vera, The Stone Virgins (2002).

2005

Best scholarly book
Heidi J. Nast, Concubines and Power:  Five hundred Years in a Northern Nigerian Palace (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).

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