January 23, 2018
We are delighted to announce that two University of Arizona Press titles have been honored with Southwest Book Awards, sponsored by the Border Regional Library Association (BRLA):
A Land Apart: The Southwest and the Nation in the Twentieth Century, by Flannery Burke
A Land Apart is not just a cultural history of the modern Southwest—it is a complete rethinking and recentering of the key players and primary events marking the Southwest in the twentieth century. Historian Flannery Burke emphasizes policy over politicians, communities over individuals, and stories over simple narratives.
Navajo Sovereignty: Understanding and Visions of the Dine People, edited by Lloyd L. Lee
Navajo Sovereignty discusses Western law’s view of Diné sovereignty, research, activism, creativity, and community, and Navajo sovereignty in traditional education. Above all, Lloyd L. Lee and the contributing scholars and community members call for the rethinking of Navajo sovereignty in a way more rooted in Navajo beliefs, culture, and values.
Since 1971 the Southwest Book Awards have been presented in recognition of outstanding books about the Southwest published in any genre and directed toward any audience. To see the complete list of award recipients, please visit the BRLA website. Congratulations to all of the winners!