In 2004, the Women's Caucus established the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize for works in English which prioritize African women's experiences.
The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women's experiences.
Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short-story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work.
The 2011 Aidoo-Snyder Book prize was awarded to Unoma Azuah, for her collection of creative work including her two books, Length of Light: A Collection of Short Stories (2008), Sky-High Flames: A Novel (2005), and her forthcoming publication entitled, Edible Bones (December 2011). In addition to her creative work, Ms. Azuah has also contributed numerous essays and chapters addressing African sexuality and gender diversity.