Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby wins the British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020

A history of British Empire, told through one woman’s family story “This book, examining the legacies of British imperialism both here and in the island of Jamaica, could not be more timely nor more important.” Professor Sir David Cannadine, Historian and President of the British Academy AlRodhan @BritishAcademy_ 18.30h GMT Tuesday 27 […]

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The British Academy announces Shortlist for The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020

Tuesday 08 September 2020 The British Academy’s international non-fiction book prize Global shortlist of five writers explores the legacies of Empire around the world, including the plight and resistance of indigenous peoples, and the new understanding of human culture pioneered by the groundbreaking anthropologists of the early 20th century BBC Radio 4’s […]

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Jessica Andrews wins THE PORTICO PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2020 for debut novel Saltwater

Jessica Andrews wins
THE PORTICO PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
for debut novel Saltwater

@ThePortico #porticoprize  “powerful, provocative and poignant” Thursday 23 January, MANCHESTER: Jessica Andrews has won The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North. She takes home the £10,000 prize for her debut novel Saltwater. The announcement was made at an evening ceremony at the Portico […]

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Patrick Wright to Chair the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020 and Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji joins jury

Prize opens for submissions today, Thursday 23 January Writer and broadcaster Professor Patrick Wright is to chair the jury of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020, the British Academy’s prestigious non-fiction book prize. Submissions are open from today, Thursday 23 January. Wright, who is Emeritus Professor of Literature and History at […]

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Toby Green’s ground-breaking history of West Africa wins British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019

#AlRodhan@BritishAcademy_ 20.00 Wednesday 30 October, LONDON: A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by British historian Toby Green is named the winner of the seventh Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019, the British Academy’s non-fiction book prize. The announcement […]

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