2017 Nommo Awards Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the winners for the 2017 Nommo Awards. All titles “are speculative fiction, were published in calendar years 2015 or 2016, and are thought to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines.”

Best Novel

Best Novella

  • WINNER: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com publishing)
  • “Hell Freezes Over”, Mame Bougouma Diene (AfroSFv2)
  • “The Flying Man of Stone”, Dilman Dila (AfroSFv2)
  • Ta O’Reva, Muthi Nhlema (Freeditorial.com)
  • “The Last Pantheon”, Tade Thompson & Nick Wood (AfroSFv2)

Best Short Story (TIED)

  • WINNER: “Who Will Greet You at Home”, Lesley Nneka Arimah (The New Yorker 10/26/15)
  • WINNER: “The Marriage Plot”, Tendai Huchu (Omenana 3/16)
  • “Sundown”, Acan Innocent Immaculate (Munyori Literary Journal Writervism 2016)
  • “Ndakusuwa”, Blaize M. Kaye (Fantastic Stories of the Imagination 11-12/16)
  • “Wednesday’s Story”, Wole Talabi (Lightspeed 5/16)

Best Graphic Novel

  • WINNER: Chronic #3: “The Corpse Exhibition”, Ntone Edjabe, ed. (Comic Republic)
  • June XII, Ibrahim Ganiyu & Stanley Obende (Vortex)
  • Avonome, Xavier Ighorodje & Stanley Obende (Comic Republic)
  • Might of Guardian Prime, Jide Martin & Toheeb Deer Ipaye (Comic Republic)

Winners were honored at the Aké Festival November 14-18, 2017 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).

For more information, see the ASFS site.

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