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The ASAUK Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize (Inaugural Award)

The African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) invites publishers to nominate titles for the inaugural Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize. The winner of the Fage & Oliver Prize is announced at the Biennial ASAUK Conference, 2016. The ASAUK presents the Fage & OIiver Prize to the author of an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during the preceding two years. A list of the finalists for the Prize will be published in the programme of the conference and on the ASAUK’s website.

Professor John Fage (1921–2002) and Professor Roland Oliver (1923–2014) were pioneers of British African Studies. After a decade teaching in the University of the Gold Coast, Fage spent the rest of his career at Birmingham University where he founded the Centre for West African Studies (CWAS). With Oliver, he founded The Journal of African History (1960). Oliver taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies (1948–1986). He was one of the founders of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom in 1963, and played a major role in the establishment of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Nominations must be made directly by publishers, who may nominate up to three titles. Eligible titles must be original non-fiction scholarly works published in English (or translated into English) and distributed in the United Kingdom. The subject matter would have to significantly deal with Africa and/or related areas (Cape Verde, Madagascar, or Indian Ocean Islands off the East African coast). Collections and compilations, proceedings of symposia, new editions of previously published books, bibliographies, and dictionaries would not be eligible. Entries from publishers around the world which meet these criteria are welcome; we especially welcome nominations from small and independent publishers.

Only books with a 2014 or 2015 copyright are eligible for the 2016 Prize. Publishers should send three copies of each monograph by 31 December 2015 to: Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize, c/o Dr Toby Green, Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, Departments of History and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Virginia Woolf Building VWB 5.28, King's College London, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NR, UK.

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