The NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES Committee & the African Studies Association of
Australasia & the Pacific are delighted to announce:
*The presentation of the 1999 NOMA AWARD for Publishing in Africa*
will be featured at the NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES conference, St. George's
College, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 26-28 November 1999
This is the 20th anniversary of the Noma Award. The Award was instituted in 1979
and has become perhaps the MAJOR BOOK PRIZE OF AFRICA. It is open to any person
born in Africa for a work published by an indigenous African publisher.
Previous winners include:
Mariama Ba (novelist, Senegal, 1979); Charles Mungoshi (novelist, Zimbabwe)
& Souad Khodja (gender studies, Algeria, both 1992); Mongane Wally Serote
(poet, S. Africa, 1993); Marlene van Niekerk (novelist, S. Africa, 1994);
Kitia Toure (novelist, Cote d'Ivoire, 1996); Adu Boahen (historian, Ghana,
1997); Peter Nyaba (politics, Sudan, 1998).
The 1998 award was presented by none other than the President of Mozambique,
and the year before was awarded in Kampala, Uganda.
In 1998, 108 titles from 65 African publishers in 12 languages were
submitted. The prize, sponsored by the publisher Kodansha Ltd. and its
President, Mrs Sawako Noma, includes a cheque for US$10,000.
The Noma Award Jury consists of:
Walter Bgoya (Publisher, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Dr. Thandika Mkandawire (Head, UN Research Insitute on Social Development)
Prof. Kole Omotoso (Nigerian writer & critic)
Kay Raseroka (University Librarian, University of Botswana)
Mary Jay (African Books Collective, Oxford)
The landmark NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES conference has attracted 250 offers of
papers from 34 countries.
Dr. Peter Limb
'NEW AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES'
University of Western Australia
Nedlands W.A. 6907 AUSTRALIA
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Tel: +61 08 9380 2348
Fax: +61 08 9380 1012
NOTE: I am in South Africa July 8-Aug.6 1999: during this period
please contact my co-organiser Prof. Cherry Gertzel
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