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Cardiff Law Lecturer joins judging panel for African Monograph prize

17 July 2015

Professor Manji is pictured with colleagues from the British Academy at the British Institute
Professor Manji is pictured here (centre) with colleagues from the British Academy at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi including Professor Peel (end of row, far right).

Professor Ambreena Manji has been invited by the African Studies Association UK (ASAUK) to join the judging committee for its inaugural Fage & Oliver Monograph Prize.

The competition awards the prize to an author for an outstanding original work published on Africa during the preceding two years. The judging committee is chaired by Professor JDY Peel, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, SOAS.
The monograph committee has been constituted and the judges have started to receive books which have been nominated by publishers from around the world. The winner of the Fage & Oliver Prize will be announced at the Biennial ASAUK Conference in Cambridge in 2016.

Professor John Fage (1921–2002) and Professor Roland Oliver (1923–2014) were pioneers of British African Studies. After a decade teaching in the University of the Gold Coast, Fage spent the rest of his career at Birmingham University where he founded the Centre for West African Studies (CWAS). Oliver taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies (1948–1986) and was one of the founders of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom in 1963; playing a major role in the establishment of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi where Professor Manji was Director between 2010 and 2014. Together, Fage and Oliver founded The Journal of African History (1960).

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