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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.

There were many excellent contenders for this year’s Terence Ranger Prize. Judges praised Jones’ article for marshalling rich and original oral and written sources, to shed important light on SWAPO’s deeply gendered ideas and practices in Namibia’s liberation struggle. The Terence Ranger Prize is awarded to articles from any discipline. Fortuitously, this year’s winner focuses on a facet of liberation struggle history, a subject Ranger was preoccupied with for much of his academic career. 

This article can be read for free until July 2020.

Journal of Southern African Studies

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Terence Ranger Prize Winning Articles

YearWinnerArticle TitleVolumeIssue
2018David Crawford JonesNarrowing the Liberation Agenda: Women, Corporal Punishment, and Scandal in Namibia’s Struggle for Independence444
2017Arianna HuhnEnacting Compassion: Hot/Cold, Illness and Taboos in Northern Mozambique432
2016Graham K. RiachThe Late Nadine Gordimer426
2015Shireen AllyMaterial Remains: Artifice versus Artefact(s) in the Archive of Bantustan Rule415
2014Phindezwa MnyakaAn Imperial Past in Ruins: Joseph Denfield's Photographs of East London, 1960–1965404
2013Susanne Verheul‘Rebels’ and ‘Good Boys’: Patronage, Intimidation and Resistance in Zimbabwe's Attorney General's Office after 2000394
2012Steffen JensenShosholoza: Political Culture in South Africa between the Secular and the Occult381
2012Sam ChallisCreolisation on the Nineteenth-century Frontiers of Southern Africa: A Case Study of the AmaTola ‘Bushmen’ in the Maloti-Drakensberg382
2011George H. Karekwaivanane‘It Shall be the Duty of Every African to Obey and Comply Promptly’: Negotiating State Authority in the Legal Arena, Rhodesia 1965–1980372
2010Maria LopezCan We Be Friends Here? Visitation and Hospitality in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace364
2009Paolo IsraelThe War of Lions: Witch-Hunts, Occult Idioms and Post-Socialism in Northern Mozambique**351
2008Matthew V. Bender‘For More and Better Water, Choose Pipes!’ Building Water and the Nation on Kilimanjaro, 1961–1985*344
2007Sheila Boniface DaviesRaising the Dead: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing and the Mhlakaza-Goliat Delusion331
2007Linda WaldmanWhen Social Movements Bypass the Poor: Asbestos Pollution, International Litigation and Griqua Cultural Identity*333
2006Denise WalshThe Liberal Moment: Women and Just Debate in South Africa, 1994–1996321
2006Laurie NathanSADC's Uncommon Approach to Common Security, 1992–2003323

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