2021 Nommo Awards Shortlist

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Nommo Awards, given to works “by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines.”

Best Novel

  • Soul Searching, Stephen Embleton (Guardbridge)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi (Riverhead)
  • Club Ded, Nikhil Singh (Luna)

Best Novella

  • Guardians: The Awakening, David A. Atta (Makere)
  • A Fledgling Abiba, Dilman Dila (Guardbridge)
  • “Ife-Iyoku: The Tale of Imadeyunuagbon”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Dominion)
  • Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)
  • The Silence of the Wilting Skin, Tlotlo Tsamaase (Pink Narcissus)

Best Short Story

  • “The Bend of Water”, Tiah Marie Beautement (Omenana 8/30/20)
  • “Corialis”, T.L. Huchu (Fiyah Autumn ’19)
  • “Rat and Finch Are Friends”, Innocent Chizaram Ilo (Strange Horizons 3/2/20)
  • “The Goatkeeper’s Harvest”, Tobi Ogundiran, (The Dark 9/20)
  • “Behind Our Irises”, Tlotlo Tsamaase (Africanfuturism)

Best Graphic Novel

  • New Men, Murewa Ayodele & Dotun Akande (Action Lab – Danger Zone)
  • Titan, Mazuba Chimbeza (Black Hut)
  • Meanwhile…, Qintu Collab (MaThoko’s)
  • MoonGirls, Nana Akosua Hanson & AnimaxFYB (Drama Queens)
  • Alex, Anna Mbale & Mwiche Songolo (Black Hut)
  • Black Sheep, Mwiche Songolo (Black Hut)

For the list of nominees and more information about the award, see the ASFS website.

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