Announcing the Shortlist for the 2022 Nommo Awards

The Nommo Awards, given annually by the African Speculative Fiction Society, recognize works of speculative fiction by African writers. This week, the ASFS announced the shortlist for this year’s awards.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!

The Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African Shortlist

  • They Made Us Blood and Fury by Cheryl S. Ntumy (Amazon KDP, 2021)
  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Delacorte Press, 2021)
  • Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Orbit, 2021)
  • Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson (Orbit Books, 2021)
  • The Madhouse by T J Benson (Masobe Books, 2021)
  • The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu (Tor Books, 2021)

Novella Shortlist

  • The Future God of Love by Dilman Dila (Luna Press, February 2021)
  • Not Seeing is a Flower by Erhu Kome (Eraserhead Press, 2021)
  • An Exploration of Nichole Otieno’s Early Filmography (1232-1246) by Kola Heyward-Rotimi (Strange Horizons, September 2021)
  • Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (Tordotcom Publishing, 2021)
  • The Abomination by Nuzo Onoh (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September-October 2021)

Short Story Shortlist

  • “The Brother” by Makena Onjerika (Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World ed. Eric J Guinard, Dark Moon Books, 2021)
  • “Shelter” by Mbozi Haimbre (Short Story Day Africa Prize, Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa, Catalyst Press September 2021 and Johannesburg Review of Books June 2021)
  • “O2 Arena” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, November 2021)
  • “Masquerade Season” by ‘Pemi Aguda (Tor.com)
  • “And This Is How to Stay Alive” by Shingai Njeri Kagunda (Fantasy Magazine, November 2020)
  • “Dreamports” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Apex Magazine, December 2021)
  • “The Many Lives of an Abiku” by Tobi Ogundiran (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, issue 309 July 2021)
  • “An Arc of Electric Skin” by Wole Talabi (Asimov’s, September 2021)

Graphic Novel Shortlist

  • The iJournal by Awele Emili
  • Iyanu: Child of Wonder Vol. 2 by creator/writer Roye Okupe and illustrator Godwin Akpan (YouNeek Studios and Dark Horse Comics, 2021)

Members of the ASFS can vote on the awards until July 20. For more details, see the Nommos site.

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