Africa-Asia Book Prize 20115

Five books shortlisted for


Five books have been shortlisted for this year’s Africa-Asia Book prize, a project aimed at creating a global competition with an international focus for publications on Africa-Asia while at the same time increasing their visibility worldwide.

Since its inception in 2013, the Africa-Asia Book prize has received entries from academic publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences which have been written by African scholars on an Asian topic or by any other author on Africa-Asia (transnational) linkages.

All academic books published in English, French and Portuguese between 2009 and 15 March 2015 on topics pertaining to Africa-Asia were eligible.The winner for this year would be announced during the A-Asia Inaugural Conference Asian Studies in Africa in Accra, Ghana in September 2015.

This year’s list includes:

Bodomo, Adams, Africans in China: A sociocultural Study and Its Implications on African-China Relations. Cambria Press: Amherst 2012

Desai, Gaurav, Commerce with universe. Africa, India and the Afrasian Imagination. Columbia University Press: New York 2013

Lee, Christopher J. (ed.), Making a World After Empire: The Brandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives. Ohio University Press: Athens 2010. Ohio Research in International Relations Global and Comparative Studies Series No. 11.

Lifshey, Adam, The Magellan Fallacy: Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African Literature in Spanish. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor 2012

Patey, Luke, The New Kings of Crude. China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan. C. Hurst & Co (Publishers) Ltd.: London 2014.

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