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.