Wits University Press is delighted to announce that three of the Press’ publications won awards in their categories at the annual Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards. The HSS awards were presented on 29 March 2017 at a lavish event at the offices of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Parktown, Johannesburg
In the category best Creative Collections in the Visual Arts, Penny Siopis and Gerrit Olivier won with Penny Siopis: Time and Again, a monograph on Siopis’ work; Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, edited by Phil Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray won the award for the best Non-fiction Edited Volume, and Gabeba Baderoon’s Regarding Muslims: From slavery to post-apartheid was joint winner in the category best Non-fiction Monograph.
Veronica Klipp, publisher at Wits University Press, expressed her appreciation to the NIHSS for the recognition and celebration of scholarly books that these awards provide.
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (NIHSS) Annual Book, Creative Collection, and Digital Contribution Awards are open to all academics, curators and artists who are based at participating South African universities working to advance the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). A key aim of the annual Awards is to give special recognition and celebrate outstanding, innovative and socially responsive works that enhance and advance post-apartheid and post-colonial forms of scholarship, creative and digital humanities productions.
The other Wits University Press books that were finalists for these awards were Susan Booysen’s Dominance & Decline: The ANC in the Time of Zuma and Beadwork, Art and the Body – Dilo tse Dintsha/Abundance, edited by Anitra Nettleton.