The Association of Third World Scholars’ (ATWS) Toyin Falola Africa Book Award, in honour of Toyin Falola, one of Africa’s outstanding historians and intellectuals, is given for the best book on Africa published in 2012-2013. Book submissions must be published 2012 through June 30, 2013. The deadline for submission of entries is June 30, 2013. The award is not automatically be given each year, but only whenever the committee decides that a book of considerable merit has been submitted. The recipient will receive a plaque, citation, and a $500 cash award.
For this year’s competition, “the committee unanimously selected Dr. Zubairu Wai's effulgent book titled Epistemologies of African Conflicts as the winner for 2013. As in the past years, this year was extremely competitive with almost 30 book submissions.” The award ceremony will take place at the next ATWS annual conference at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (ITTM), India, between Saturday, December 28, and Monday, December 30, 2013, where a formal announcement would be made.