2021 Nommo Awards Winners

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the 2021 Nommo Awards winners at DisCon III. The awards were given to works “by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines.”

Best Novel

Best Novella

  • WINNER: “Ife-Iyoku: The Tale of Imadeyunuagbon”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Dominion)

Best Short Story (Tie)

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

Best Graphic Novel

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

The Master of Ceremonies was Sheree Renée Thomas. The presenters were Iquo DianaAbasi, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Tochi Onyebuchi. For the list of winners, and more information about the award, see the ASFS website.

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