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Published: October 11, 2018 Author: Samera Rafert

Here is the latest news from the Ohio University Press:

Ohio University Press book wins major award from American Historical Association

“An Uncertain Age: The Politics of Manhood in Kenya” by University of Notre Dame professor Paul Ocobock, has won the American Historical Association’s Morris D. Forkosch Prize, which recognizes the best book in British, British imperial, or British commonwealth history since 1485.

Ohio University Press is one of the few non-Ivy presses to win an AHA award this year. It is a leading African studies publisher in the United States.

“An Uncertain Age” is in flagship series New African Histories, which publishes cutting-edge and classroom-ready scholarship by rising stars in the field. Other books in the series have won major prizes; most recently, Julie MacArthur’s “Cartography and the Political Imagination” won the 2018 Joel Gregory Prize, which recognizes the best book in African studies by an author at a Canadian institution.

Ohio University Press author Robert Gipe profiled in Oxford American

Beth Macy, author of the bestselling “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” spoke with Robert Gipe, author of the illustrated novels “Trampoline” (2015) and “Weedeater,” which was released this past March. 

“His art is both homespun and cutting-edge, a call to grieve and to foster positive change,” Macy writes. “I first devoured Robert Gipe’s books and plays because I wanted to understand Appalachia. I was searching for deeper insights than the victim-blaming bootstrap narrative… I hoped Gipe could help me process my own secondary trauma.”

Read The Mountains Aren’t Empty for the full profile.