Nommo Nominations

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the nominees for the Nommo Awards. The nominees are speculative fiction published in 2017, and are considered to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines. The winners will be honored at the Aké Festival, in November 2018 in Nigeria. A prize of $3,000 will be shared among the winners of four categories: best novel ($1,000), best novella ($500), best short story ($500), and best graphic novel ($1,000).

Best Novel

  • Our Memory Like Dust, by Gavin Chait
  • The Real, by Masha du Toit
  • Fever, by Deon Meyer
  • Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • After the Flare, by Deji Olokotun
  • Beasts Made of Night, by Tochi Onyebuchi

Best Novella

  • Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “Fallow,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “The Murders of Molly Southbourne,” by Tade Thompson

Best Short Story

  • “On the Other Side of the Sea,” by Nerine Dorman
  • “A Door Ajar,” by Sibongile Fisher
  • “Read Before Use,” by Chinelo Onwualu
  • “Snake Story,” by Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • “The Regression Test,” by Wole Talabi

Best Graphic Novel

  • Eru, writers and artists: Tobe Ezeogu, Ozo Ezeogu
  • Guardian Prime Genesis, written by Wale Awelenje, art by Jide Martin
  • Hero Kekere, written by Tobe Ezeogu, art by Tobe Ezeogu & Kelechi Issac
  • Ireti Bidemi, by Michael Balogun and Adeleye Yusuf
  • Lake of Tears, written by Kwabena Ofei, art by Setor Fiadzigbey
  • Quest & The Sign of the Shining Beast, written by Robert S. Malan, art by John Cockshaw

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Nommo Awards

The winners of the Nommo Awards, presented to recognize works of speculative fiction by Africans, were announced at the Ake Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The awards were given out by the African Speculative Fiction Society.

  • Best Novel: Rosewater, by Tade Thompson
  • Best Novella: Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Best Short story: (tie) “The Marriage Plot,” by Tendai Huchu; “Who Will Greet You at Home,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • Best Graphic Novel: Chronic no. 3, “The Corpse Exhibition,” by various writers and artists, edited by Ntone Edjabe

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