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OU Press Book Wins African Studies Prize

An Ohio University Press title has won the award for the best book on East African Studies. 

"Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania," by James R. Brennan, in the New African Histories series, won the Bethwell Ogot Book Prize. The award is sponsored by the African Studies Association (ASA) and was announced at the ASA annual meeting in Baltimore last weekend, with Press employees in attendance.

Ohio University Press also was mentioned during the ASA awards when two Press series editors received honors:

Allen F. Isaacman received the Distinguished Africanist Award; he is a co-editor of New African Histories series and also the co-author of a book published in 2013, "Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007".

Derek Peterson, co-editor of two Ohio University Press series and of two books, was the winner of the annual Herskovits Award for Outstanding Original Scholarly Work on Africa.

Published: Nov 26, 2013