2017 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize Announced


We are delighted to confirm that the 2017 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize has been awarded to Elisa Serna-Martinez for her essay “‘She scrape she knee’: The Affective Politics of Scars as Agents of Female Caribbean Resistance in Opal Palmer Adisa’s Work.”


Two further essays were Highly Commended by the Prize Panel:
Amber West, “Through the Funhouse, Towards the Dead World: An Argument for a Puppet-Based Production of Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro”
Stacey Amo, “Tasting Otherness, Othering Tastiness: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth”


Thank you to everyone who submitted work and congratulations to Elisa, Amber and Stacey!