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Spanish Professor Wins Africa-Asia Book Prize

October 20, 2015—Associate Professor of Spanish Adam Lifshey recently won the 2015 Africa-Asia Book Prize (AABP) from the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Lifshey received the prize for his 2012 book The Magellan Fallacy: Globalization and the Emergence of Asian and African Literature in Spanish. The AABP is awarded for an outstanding scholarly book on a comparative Asian/African topic written since 2009.

Lifshey’s research focuses on Asian and African literature written in Spanish. “Through an insightful analysis of two marginalized literary traditions (the Philippine and Equatorial Guinean ones), the Magellan Fallacy challenges ideas and concepts we often take for granted,” the ICAS wrote about Lifshey’s book. “This is a work masterfully rendered, witty, original in its central thesis and seminal in its scope. A classic in the making.”