BCA African Business
Book of the Year

Submissions for the BCA African Business
Book of the Year are now closed!

Entries are now closed. The nominees are listed below.

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About the awards:

The Business Council for Africa, in partnership with Brand Communications and African Business magazine is launching BCA African Business Book of the Year award: an annual competition which aims at bringing to light business stories in Africa. BCA African Business Book of the Year will bring together the top tier in African publishing and the business world to celebrate those stories that are changing the business landscape and the talented authors and publishers that are bringing these to light.

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony which will take place in London. The winner will be awarded with a trophy and 10000 USD! Second and third positions will also get 5000 USD and 2500 USD prizes respectively. Scroll down for more information on the Awards ceremony.


Leaving the Tarmac: Buying a Bank in Africa by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Africa: Open for Business by Dr Deanne De Vries

Imported: Locking in Africa's Value(s) by Chuks Ibechukwu

Blood and Diamonds: Germany's Imperial Ambitions in Africa by Steven Press

The Time-Travelling Economist: Why Education, Electricity and Fertility Are Key to Escaping Poverty by Charlie Robertson

Africa 2.0: Inside a Continent's Communications Revolution by Russell Southwood

Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed by Olivier van Beemen

Africa's Shadow Rise: China and the Mirage of African Economic Development (Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa) by P√°draig Carmody, Peter Kragelund and Ricardo Reboredo

About the ceremony

We are excited to announce that the winner of the African Business Book of the Year will be revealed at the upcoming BCA Awards ceremony on May 3rd. This prestigious event will take place at The Africa Centre in London and will bring together some of the brightest minds in African business and entrepreneurship. With a wide range of thought-provoking books on the shortlist, we can't wait to see which author will take home this coveted prize. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting event!

For more information about the event please contact c.haasz@icpublications.com.


  • Biographies & corporate stories
  • Business strategy (Entrepreneurship, Investment, Leadership & Management)
  • Behavioural Science & Psychology
  • Industry specific books (Banking & Finance; Energy & Environment ; Entertainment & Media; Manufacturing & Commerce; Technology & Innovation; Industrialisation; Agriculture)
  • Economics
  • Growth Markets
  • Historical books on the above


Arnold Ekpe

Chairperson of BCA, and chair of the Judging Committee

Chris Ogbechie

Dean of Lagos Business School

Arunma Otteh

Chair of the Royal African Society

Moky Makura

CEO of AfricaNoFilter

Terhas Berhe

Managing Director and Founder of Brand Communications

Omar Ben Yedder

Publisher of African Business and New African magazine

Anver Versi

Editor of New African and African Banker magazine

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This Award is organised by Business Council for Africa in partnership with Brand Communications and African Business Magazines