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Nominees for NOMMO Awards on Speculative Fiction by Africans

by Agencies
06 Apr 2017 at 17:52hrs | Views

The Nommo Awards are given by the African Speculative Fiction Society, a body of African writers, editors, publishers and graphic artists who both nominate works and vote for the final winners.

The Awards honour the best fantasy or science fiction works by Africans in four categories:

Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, and Best Comic or Graphic Novel.

The prize money is as follows:

 Best Novel: US$1000,

 Best Novella: US$ 500,

 Best Short Story US$ 500, and

 Best Comic or Graphic Novel: US$1000.

Benefactor Tom Ilube has provided funding for four years of the Nommo Awards and the Award for Best Novel is named in his honour.

Members nominated their favourite works in the four categories. The short lists consist of those works that received the highest numbers of nominations.

Over the next three months, members will vote for the winners in each category. The winners will be announced at the Ake Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria in November 2017.

The Nominees are...


 Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood

 Azotus, the Kingdom by Shadreck Chikoti

 Blackass by A Igoni Barrett

 Rosewater by Tade Thompson

 Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh


 Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

 The Flying Man of Stone by Dilman Dila

 Hell Freezes Over by Mame Bougouma Diene

 The Last Pantheon by Tade Thompson and Nick Wood

 Ta O'reva by Muthi Nhlema


 The Marriage Plot by Tendai Huchu

 Ndakusuwa by Blaize Kaye

 Sundown by Innocent Immaculate Acan

 Wednesday's Story by Wole Talabi

 Who Will Greet You at Home by Lesley Nneka Arimah


 Avonome by Xavier Ighorodje (writer) and Stanley Obende (artist) published by the Comic Republic

 The Corpse Exhibition by Chronic no. 3 Various writers and artists ed. Ntone Edjabe.

 June 12 by Ibrahim Ganiyu and Chike Newman Nwankwo and Akinwade Ayodeji Akinola published by Vortex

 Might of Guardian Prime : issue 1 Ozo Ezeogu (writer) and Jide Martin (artist), issues

2 -6 Toheeb Deen Ipaye (writer) and Jide Martin (artist) and issues 7-8 Wale Awelenje (writer) and Stanely Obende (artist) published by the Comic Republic

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