Sarton Women’s Literary Award, 2015, for So Many Africas.
Autumn House Press Creative Nonfiction Award 2014, for So Many Africas
Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize 2013, Runner-Up for essay “Paying the Piper.”
Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2011, “Burial Cloth Removed” River Teeth Journal
Pushcart Prize Nomination and Editor’s Choice Award for “Woman of Sikongo: A Lament” from Relief Journal
Carol Bly Award in Creative Nonfiction, Dust & Fire, 2005