After careful consideration of many exciting contributions, AfAA is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Elliot Skinner Book Award! We received so many great submissions this year that we have decided to award two prizes.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Feld and Dr. Burnet!