Book Prizes 2021 Results
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 01:38 PM

ASWAD 2021 Book and Article Prizes

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ASWAD Outstanding First Book Prize

The Outstanding First Book Prize annually honors an outstanding single-authored book focused on Africa and/or the African diaspora submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist who has not previously published a single-authored monograph.

Finalists

Tiffany N. Florvil, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (University of Illinois Press)

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson, Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture (University of North Carolina Press)

Oludamini Ogunnaike, Deep Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in Sufism and Ifa, Two West African Intellectual Traditions, Penn State University Press

Chinua Thelwell, Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond (University of Massachusetts Press)

Winner
Oludamini Ogunnaike, Deep Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in Sufism and Ifa, Two West African Intellectual Traditions, Penn State University Press

 


P. Sterling Stuckey Book Prize

The P. Sterling Stuckey Book Prize annually acknowledges books published in English submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist who has at least one previous single-authored publication.

Finalists

GerShun Avilez, Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire (University of Illinois Press)

Vincent Brown, Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press)

Shana L. Redmond, Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke University Press)

Quito J. Swan, Pauulu's Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice (University Press of Florida)

Winner
Vincent Brown, Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press)

 


Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize

The Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize annually honors an outstanding single-authored book focused on gender and sexuality in Africa and/or the African diaspora submitted by or on behalf of a scholar, activist, and/or artist.

Winner
Jessica Marie Johnson, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Freedom, and Intimacy in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press)

 


Outstanding Article Prize

The Article Prize annually honors an outstanding peer-reviewed article focused on Africa and/or the African diaspora.

Finalists

Robin P. Chapdelaine, “Marriage Certificates and Walker Cards: Nigerian Migrant Labor, Wives, and Prostitutes in Colonial Pó.” African Economic History, 48, 2, (2020), pp. 1-36.

Cécile Fromont, “Paper, Ink, Vodun, and the Inquisition: Tracing Power, Slavery, and Witchcraft in the Early Modern Portuguese Atlantic.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 88, 2 (2020), pp. 460-504.

Winner
Robin P. Chapdelaine, “Marriage Certificates and Walker Cards: Nigerian Migrant Labor, Wives, and Prostitutes in Colonial Pó.” African Economic History, 48, 2, (2020), pp. 1-36.