Elliot Skinner Book Award, 2013

The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AFAA) announced the winners of this year’s Elliot Skinner Book Award on November 5, 2013. They opted to award two prizes this year.

Steven Feld’s book Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana (2012, Duke University Press), is an ethnography documenting the importance of Ghanian musicians in relationship to the world jazz scene. The $1,000 award money will go to the musicians in Accra with whom Dr. Feld works.
Jennie Burnet’s book Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda (2012, University of Wisconsin Press) traces the roles of women in the processes of memory, silence, and justice involved in the reconciliation processes following the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Posted in News by Erica Fontana, AfAA Electronic Editor.
Past winners available here.

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