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Dr. Burnet chosen as finalist for 2013 Melville J. Herskovits Award

Recent book earns deserved accolades.

Burnet Book 2013

 Image © 2012, University of Wisconsin Press.

The Herskovits Award is presented annually by the African Studies Association for the best scholarly work on Africa published in English during the previous year. Considered to be among the most prestigious awards for books about Africa, past winners have included highly regarded authors who rigorously examined an area of scholarly interest. 

Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012) is a " clear and engaging ethnography of survival [that] tackles three interrelated phenomena—memory, silence, and justice—and probes the contradictory roles women played in postgenocide reconciliation" (from publisher's website).