Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology Past Recipients

Home Past Awards Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology Past Recipients
2022JointCooper, ElisabethBurning Ambition: Education, Arson, and Learning Justice in Kenya (University of Wisconsin Press 2022) 
 JointFalola, ToyinDecolonizing African Knowledge: Autoethnography and African Epistemologies (Cambridge University Press 2022) 
 Special CommendationDe Jong, FerdinandDecolonizing Heritage: Time to Repair in Senegal (Cambridge University Press 2022) 
 Special CommendationWendland, Claire L.Partial Stories: Maternal Death from Six Angles (University of Chicago Press 2022) 
2021JointIyam, David UruShaping tradition: women’s roles in ceremonial rituals of the Agwagune (University of Wisconsin Press 2021) 
 JointEczet, Jean-BaptisteCattle poetics: how aesthetics shapes politics in Mursiland, Ethiopia (Berghahn Books 2021)
 Special CommendationSmith, James H.The eyes of the world: mining the digital age in the eastern DR Congo (University of Chicago Press 2021)
 Special CommendationMüller-Kosack, GerhardAzaghvana: a fragmentary history of the Dghwede of the Mandara Mountains (Mandaras Publishing 2021)
2020JointBasikoro, Eloho EsePathologies of Patriarchy: Death, Suffering, Care, and Coping in the Gendered Gaps of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Nigeria (Rowman & Littlefield International 2020)
 JointKöhler, FlorianSpace, Place and Identity: Wodaabe of Niger in the 21st Century (Berghahn Books 2020) 
 Special CommendationLombard, LouisaHunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic (Cambridge University Press 2020)
 Special CommendationSpall, JohnManhood, Morality & the Transformation of Angolan Society (Boydell & Brewer Ltd 2020)

2019 Clarke, Kamari MaxineAffective Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Pan-Africanist Pushback (Duke University Press 2019) 
 Special CommendationDave, NomiThe Revolution’s Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea (University of Chicago Press 2019)
 Special CommendationMasquelier, AdelineFada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger (University of Chicago Press 2019)
2018 Diggins, JenniferCoastal Sierra Leone: Materiality and the Unseen in Maritime West Africa (Cambridge University Press 2018) 
2017 Hodžić, SadiaThe Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs (University of California Press 2017)
 Special CommendationHaynes, NaomiMoving By The Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt (University oif California Press 2017)
 Special CommendationSmith, Daniel JordanTo Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria (University of Chicago Press 2017)
2016 Covington-Ward, YolandaGesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo (Duke University Press 2016)
2015 Adunbi, Omolade Oil Wealth and Insurgency in Nigeria (Indiana University Press 2015) 
2014 JointJanson, MarloesIslam, Youth and Modernity in the Gambia: The Tablighi Jama’at (Cambridge University Press 2014)
  JointGrabska, KatarzynaGender, Home and Identity: Nuer Repatriation to Southern Sudan (Boydell & Brewer Ltd 2014)
 Special CommendationBrett-Smith, Sarah C.The Silence of the Women: Bamana Mud Cloths (Five Continents Editions 2014)
2013 JointNeveu Kringelbach, HélèneDance Circles: Movement, Morality and Self-Fashioning in Urban Senegal (Berghahn Books 2013) 
  JointMcGovern, MikeUnmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern (University of Chicago Press 2013) 
2012 Newell, SashaThe Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d’Ivoire (University of Chicago Press 2012) 
2011 Fullwiley, DuanaThe Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa (Princeton University Press 2011)
2010 JointHunter, MarkLove in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender and Rights in South Africa (Indiana University Press 2010) 
  JointGeissler, Paul Wenzel & Prince, Ruth JaneThe Land is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya (Berghahn Books 2010) 

2009 JointMarchand, Trevor H.J.The Masons of Djenné (Indiana University Press 2009) 
  JointSarró, RamonThe Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone (Edinburgh University Press 2009) 
2008 Holsey, BayoRoutes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (University of Chicago Press 2008) 
2007 Pratten, DavidThe Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria (Edinburgh University Press 2007) 
2006 Englund, HarriPrisoners of Freedom: Human Rights and the African Poor (University of California Press 2006) 
2005 JointApter, AndrewThe Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria (University of Chicago Press 2005) 
  JointWest, Harry G.Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique (University of Chicago Press 2005) 
2004 Willet, FrankThe Art of Ife (University of Glasgow 2004) 
2003 JointLittle, Peter D.Somalia: Economy Without State (James Currey 2003) 
  JointReed, Daniel P.Dan Ge Performance: Masks and Music in Contemporary Cote d’Ivoire (Indiana UP 2003) 
2002 Bledsoe, Caroline H.Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time and Ageing in West Africa (University of Chicago Press 2002) 
2001 Royer, Patrick & Saul, MahirWest African Challenge to Empire: Culture and History in the Volta-Bani Anticolonial War (Ohio UP/James Currey 2001) 
2000 Peel, J.D.Y.Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yorua (Indiana UP 2000) 

1999 JointPiot, CharlesRemotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (University of Chicago Press 1999) 
  JointDonham, DonMarxist Modern: An Ethnographic History of the Ethiopian Revolution (University of California Press/James Currey 1999) 
1998 Silla, EricPeople are not the Same: Leprosy and Identity in Twentieth-Century Mali (James Currey 1998)
1997 Whyte, Susan R.The Pragmatics of Uncertainty in Eastern Uganda (CUP 1996) 
1996 JointFairhead, James & Leach, MelissaMisreading the African Landscape: Society and Ecology in a Forest-Savannah Mosaic (CUP 1996) 
  JointHutchinson, SharonNuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War and the State (Berkeley & London: University of California Press 1996) 
1995 Malkki, L.Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory and National Cosmology among the Hutu Refugees in Tanzania (University of Chicago Press 1995) 
1994 JointFadiman, J.A.When we Began there were Witchmen (University of California Press 1994) 
  JointJohnson, D.H.Nuer Prophets (Clarendon Press 1994) 
1993 Steiner, C.African Art in Transit (CUP 1993) 
1992 Launay, R.Beyond the Stream (Univ. of California Press 1992) 
1991 JointBarber, KarinI Could Speak about Tomorrow: Oriki Women and the past in a Yoruba Town (Edinburgh University Press 1991)
  JointWerbner, RichardTears of the Dead: the Social Biography of an African Family (Edinburgh University Press 1991)
1990  no award made 

1989 Jackson M.Paths Towards a Clearing: Radical Impiricism and Ethnographic Enquiry (Indiana UP 1989) 
1988 JointSchloss, Marc R.The Hatchetts Blood (University of Arizona Press 1988) 
  JointJames, WendyThe Listening Ebony (Oxford University Press 1988)
1987 Callaway, H.Gender, Culture and Empire: European Women in Colonial Nigeria (St Anthony’s/MacMillan) 
1986 Barnes, Sandra A.Patrons and Power 
1985 Buckley, A.Yoruba Medicine 
1984  no award made 
1983 Peel, J.D.Y.Ileshas and Nigerians (CUP 1983) 
1982 Goody, E.Parenthood and Social Reproduction (CUP 1982) 
1981  no award made 
1980  no award made 

1979  no award made 
1978 Shaw, T.,Nigeria: Its Archaeology and Early History 
1977 Hill, P.Population, Prosperity and Poverty: Rural Kano 1900-1970 
1976  no award made 
1975 Ottenberg, S.Masked Rituals of Afikpo 
1974 Lloyd, P.C.  
1973  no award made 
1972 Henderson, R.N.The King in Every Man (Yale UP 1972) 
1971 Goody, J.R.Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa (OUP 1971) 
1970 Shaw, T.Igbo Ukwa (Faber 1970) 

1969 Cohen, A.Custom and Politics in Urban Africa (Routledge & KP 1969) 
1968 Ottenberg, S.Double Descent in an African Society (U. Washington Press) 
1967 Lloyd, P.C.,Africa in Social Change (Penguin 1967) 
1966 Babola, S.A.The Content and Form of Yoruba Ijala (Clarendon 1966) 
1965 Harris, R.The Political Organization of the Mbembe (HMSO 1965) 
1964  no award made 
1963 Fagg, W.B.Nigerian Images 
1962 Lloyd, P.C.Yoruba Land Law 
1961  no award made 
1960 Smith, M.G.Government in Zazzau: 1880-1950 (OUP 1960) 

1959  no award made