Terence Ranger Prize Journal of Southern African Studies

Journal of Southern African Studies

The Terence Ranger Prize was established in honor of Professor Terence Osborne Ranger (1929-2015) a pioneering African historian and a long-standing member of the Journal of Southern African Studies’ Editorial Board. The prize is awarded annually for the best article by an early career scholar published during the preceding year.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 prize, Dr. Graham Riach of the University of Oxford. His article, entitled “The Late Nadine Gordimer”, appeared in Volume 42, Issue 6. In it, Riach offers a fascinating examination of the shift in Nadine Gordimer’s writing style towards the end of her writing life. The article is an “…outstanding and original piece of literary-critical scholarship from a young scholar just beginning to make his way. Exceptionally clearly written and presented, deeply informed and persuasively argued and, as he claims about Gordimer, 'throwing down the gauntlet' to others.” - Professor Dennis Walder (Editor, Journal of Southern African Studies).

The winning article is currently free to access until October, 2018.

Find out about past winners here.