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Reneilwe Malatji Wins 2014 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize for Love Interrupted

 
Love InterruptedAlert! Reneilwe Malatji has won the 2014 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize for her collection of short stories, Love Interrupted.

This prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women’s experiences. The winning book is then included in the African Studies Association Conference program, taking place in November this year.

Love Interrupted is published by Modjadji Books, an independent press specialising in publishing books by southern African women. It is a collection of short stories reflecting well-known South African scenarios, inviting the reader to eavesdrop on their lives.

Another Modjaji author, Karin Schimke, recently won the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry for her debut collection Bare and Breaking.

Press Release

The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women’s experiences. Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short story writer, and Margaret Snyder, the founding Director of UNIFEM, this prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work.

Modjaji Books, publisher of Love Interrupted congratulates Reneilwe. We’re delighted with the recent successes of our authors: This award comes hot on the heels of the awarding of the Ingrid Jonker prize for Karin Schimke’s Bare and Breaking, while Makhosazana Xaba‘s Running and Other Stories is currently broadcast on SAFM between 1145-noon, daily.

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