August 4, 2019

AWARDED PRIZE by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology for Ethnographic Creative Nonfiction

I won an award in the 2019 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Competition, sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

The honored work, “The Boiling Cauldron” is an excerpt from my MEMOIR. It is about a life-changing meeting with a powerful African diviner in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire.

The opening line: “No one had ever mentioned his leprosy, and I was unprepared.”

This award is an incredible honor, and an especially meaningful endorsement of my first work of creative non-fiction, my (as-yet unpublished) memoir, Ask for the Road.

“The Boiling Cauldron” was published in a special section in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism (vol. 45, no. 1). 

For more information about Ask for the Road, and to read this work and another work of memoir, “Papa at the Window,” go to the “Creative Non-Fiction” page on the “Publications” pull-down menu on this website.