Terence Ranger Prize Journal of Southern African Studies

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Terence Ranger Prize

About the prize

The Terence Ranger Prize is an honour given annually to the best article by a first time author in the Journal of Southern African Studies in the previous year. The prize is named after the late Terence Ranger, a distinguished scholar on History in Africa and long-time editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies.

The judges commented, "’Racialised Nationalism, the Rule of Law, and Competing Visions of Independent Zambia in the Case of Justice James Skinner, 1964–1969’ is an exceptional article in terms of, among others, the ability to maintain coherence whilst not being afraid of probing for various levels of complexity in the material. It is also a huge contribution to our understanding of the complexity of the history of racial politics in Zambia and in Southern Africa in general."

Year Winner Article Title Volume Issue
2019 Sishuwa Sishuwa ‘A White Man Will Never Be a Zambian’: Racialised Nationalism, the Rule of Law, and Competing Visions of Independent Zambia in the Case of Justice James Skinner, 1964–1969 45 3
2018 David Crawford Jones Narrowing the Liberation Agenda: Women, Corporal Punishment, and Scandal in Namibia’s Struggle for Independence 44 4
2017 Arianna Huhn Enacting Compassion: Hot/Cold, Illness and Taboos in Northern Mozambique 43 2
2016 Graham K. Riach The Late Nadine Gordimer 42 6
2015 Shireen Ally Material Remains: Artifice versus Artefact(s) in the Archive of Bantustan Rule 41 5
2014 Phindezwa Mnyaka An Imperial Past in Ruins: Joseph Denfield's Photographs of East London, 1960–1965 40 4
2013 Susanne Verheul ‘Rebels’ and ‘Good Boys’: Patronage, Intimidation and Resistance in Zimbabwe's Attorney General's Office after 2000 39 4
2012 Steffen Jensen Shosholoza: Political Culture in South Africa between the Secular and the Occult 38 1
2012 Sam Challis Creolisation on the Nineteenth-century Frontiers of Southern Africa: A Case Study of the AmaTola ‘Bushmen’ in the Maloti-Drakensberg 38 2
2011 George H. Karekwaivanane ‘It Shall be the Duty of Every African to Obey and Comply Promptly’: Negotiating State Authority in the Legal Arena, Rhodesia 1965–1980 37 2
2010 Maria Lopez Can We Be Friends Here? Visitation and Hospitality in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace 36 4
2009 Paolo Israel The War of Lions: Witch-Hunts, Occult Idioms and Post-Socialism in Northern Mozambique** 35 1
2008 Matthew V. Bender ‘For More and Better Water, Choose Pipes!’ Building Water and the Nation on Kilimanjaro, 1961–1985* 34 4
2007 Sheila Boniface Davies Raising the Dead: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing and the Mhlakaza-Goliat Delusion 33 1
2007 Linda Waldman When Social Movements Bypass the Poor: Asbestos Pollution, International Litigation and Griqua Cultural Identity* 33 3
2006 Denise Walsh The Liberal Moment: Women and Just Debate in South Africa, 1994–1996 32 1
2006 Laurie Nathan SADC's Uncommon Approach to Common Security, 1992–2003 32 3

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