Call for Submissions: ALA Book Awards (New Deadlines: 01 November)


The African Literature Association (ALA)  has extended deadlines for its book prizes this year!

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Book of the Year Award—Scholarship (New Deadline:  November 1, 2018)
For an outstanding book in African literary studies published in the preceding calendar year (2017). Authors must be current members of the ALA. Book must be published by a reputable peer-reviewed press. Authors or their publishers can make nominations.
Send an author bio, one-page book abstract, and 5 copies to:
James McCorkle, Africana Studies
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
mccorkle@hws.edu

First Book Award—Scholarship (New Deadline: November 1, 2018)
For an outstanding book in African literary studies, which is the first book by the author, and published in the preceding calendar year (2017). Authors must be current members of the ALA. Book must be published by a reputable peer-reviewed press. Authors or their publishers can make nominations.
Send an author bio, one-page book abstract, and 5 copies to:
James McCorkle, Africana Studies
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
mccorkle@hws.edu

Book of the Year Award—Creative Writing (New Deadline:  November 1, 2018)
For an outstanding book of African literature, whether novel, non-fiction prose, play, or poetry collection, published in the preceding calendar year (2017) by an African writer. Authors must be current members of the ALA. Authors or their publishers can make nominations.
Send an author bio, one-page book description, and 5 copies to:
James McCorkle, Africana Studies
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
mccorkle@hws.edu

Follow ‘Awards’ on the website for further details about past awards and announcements.

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The African Literature Association is an independent non-profit professional society open to scholars, teachers and writers from every country. It exists primarily to facilitate the attempts of a world-wide audience to appreciate the efforts of African writers and artists. The organization welcomes the participation of all who produce the object of our study and hopes for a constructive interaction between scholars and artists. The ALA as an organization affirms the primacy of the African peoples in shaping the future of African literature and actively supports the African peoples in their struggle for liberation.

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