The winner and finalists of the 2019 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize

We want to formally announce the winner and finalists of the 2019 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize. The task at hand wasn't easy; there were excellent submissions. We thank the members of the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize committee for all of their hard work! More specifically, our profound thanks go to Gretchen Bauer (chair), Heidi Nast, Aisha Ibrahim, and Abosede George.

Sincerely yours, Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué and Maha Marouan 2019 WC Co-Conveners


2019 Winner

Suad Musa

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

(James Currey, 2018)


First Runner Up

Angela Impey, Song Walking: Women, Music and Environmental Justice in an African Borderland (University of Chicago Press, 2018)


Second Runner Up

Heather Switzer, When the Light is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya (University of Illinois Press, 2018)



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