The Nommo Award is a literary award presented by The African Speculative Fiction Society. The award is named after the Nommo. The awards recognize works of speculative fiction by Africans, defined as "science fiction, fantasy, stories of magic and traditional belief, alternative histories, horror and strange stuff that might not fit in anywhere else."[1] The Nommo Awards have four categories for best Novel, Novella, Short Story, and Graphic Novel.

Nommo Award
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Nommo Award logo
Awarded forBest speculative fiction work by Africans
Presented byThe African Speculative Fiction Society
First awarded2017
Websitewww.africansfs.com

Winners and Short List nomineesEdit

NovelEdit

The Novel Award is also known as The Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African.

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref.
2017 Tade Thompson* Rosewater Orbit [2]
A. Igoni Barrett Blackass Graywolf Press [2]
Shadreck Chikoti Azotus, The Kingdom Pan African Publishers [2]
Nikhil Singh Taty Went West Rosarium Publishing [2]
Nick Wood Azanian Bridges NewCon Press [2]
2018 Tochi Onyebuchi* Beasts Made of Night Penguin Young Readers Group [3]
Gavin Chait Our Memory Like Dust Doubleday [3]
Deon Meyer Fever Grove/Atlantic, Inc. [3]
Nnedi Okorafor Akata Warrior Penguin Young Readers Group [3]
Deji Bryce Olokotun After the Flare The Unnamed Press [3]
Masha du Toit The Real CreateSpace Publishing [3]
2019 Akwaeke Emezi* Freshwater Grove Press [4]
Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone Henry Holt and Co [4]
Nechama Brodie Knucklebone Pan Macmillan [4]
Imraan Coovadia A Spy in Time Rare Bird Books [4]
Cat Hellisen Empty Monsters Amazon [4]
Masha du Toit The Strange Independently Published [4]
2020 Suyi Davies Okungbowa* David Mogo, Godhunter Abaddon [5][6]
Nerine Dorman Sing Down the Stars Tafelberg [5]
Masande Ntshanga Triangulum Penguin Random House South Africa & Two Dollar Radio [5]
Tochi Onyebuchi War Girls Razorbill [5]
Namwali Serpell The Old Drift Hogarth [5]
Tade Thompson Rosewater Insurrection Orbit [5]
2021 Akwaeke Emezi* The Death of Vivek Oji Riverhead [7] [8]
Stephen Embleton Soul Searching Guardbridge [7]
Nikhil Singh Club Ded Luna [7]

NovellaEdit

Year Author(s) Novella Publisher Ref.
2017 Nnedi Okorafor* Binti Tor.com Publishing [2]
Mame Bougouma Diene Hell Freezes Over StoryTime [2]
Dilman Dila The Flying Man of Stone StoryTime [2]
Muthi Nhlema Ta O'Reva Freeeditorial.com [2]
Tade Thompson & Nick Wood The Last Pantheon StoryTime [2]
2018 Tade Thompson* The Murders of Molly Southbourne Tor.com Publishing [3]
Sofia Samatar Fallow Small Beer Press [3]
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: Home Tor.com Publishing [3]
2019 Nerine Dorman* The Firebird Amazon [4]
Caldon Mull Neid-Fire Amazon [4]
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: The Night Masquerade Tor.com Publishing [4]
Sofia Samatar Hard Mary Lightspeed [4]
2020 Wole Talabi* Incompleteness Theories Incomplete Solutions [5][6]
Kerstin Hall The Border Keeper Tor.com Publishing [5]
Caldon Mull Weatherman Self-Published [5]
2021 Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki* Ife-Iyoku: The Tale of Imadeyunuagbon Dominion [7] [8]
David A. Atta Guardians: The Awakening Makere [7]
Dilman Dila A Fledgling Abiba Guardbridge [7]
Tochi Onyebuchi Riot Baby Tordotcom [7]
Tlotlo Tsamaase The Silence of the Wilting Skin Pink Narcissus [7]

Short StoryEdit

Year Author Short Story Publication Ref.
2017 Lesley Nneka Arimah* "Who Will Greet You At Home" [2]
Tendai Huchu* "The Marriage Plot" [2]
Innocent Immaculate Acan "Sundown" [2]
Blaize Kaye "Ndakusuwa" [2]
Wole Talabi "Wednesday's Story" [2]
2018 Wole Talabi* "The Regression Test" [3]
Nerine Dorman "On the Other Side of the Sea" [3]
Sibongile Fisher "A Door Ajar" [3]
Chinelo Onwualu "Read Before Use" [3]
Henrietta Rose-Innes "Snake Story" [3]
2019 Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki* The Witching Hour Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Stones [4]
Tiah Marie Beautement "Momento Mori" Omenana Magazine [4]
T. L. Huchu "Njuzu" AfroSFV3 [4]
Blaize Kaye "Brand New Ways (to lose you over and over again" Omenana [4]
Derek Lubangakene "Origami Angels" Omenana [4]
Biram Mboob "The Luminal Frontier" AfroSFV3 [4]
Cristy Zinn "The Girl Who Stared at Mars" AfroSFV3 [4]
2020 Chikodili Emelumadu* "Sin Eater" Omenana Magazine [5][6]
Ada Nnadi* "Tiny Bravery" Omenana [5][6]
Ivana Akotowaa Ofori "Principles of Balance" Jalada [5]
Suyi Davies Okungbowa "The Haunting of 13 Olúwo Street" Fireside [5]
Deji Bryce Olukotun "Between the Dark and the Dark" Lightspeed [5]
Wole Talabi "When We Dream We Are Our God" Apex [5]
2021 Innocent Chizaram Ilo* "Rat and Finch Are Friends" Strange Horizons (3/2/20) [7] [8]
Tlotlo Tsamaase* "Behind Our Irises" Africanfuturism: An Anthology [7] [8]
Tiah Marie Beautement "The Bend of Water" Omenana (8/30/20) [7]
T. L. Huchu "Corialis" Fiyah (Autumn '19) [7]
Tobi Ogundiran "The Goatkeeper’s Harvest" The Dark (9/20) [7]

Graphic NovelEdit

Year Artist(s) & Author(s) Graphic Novel Publisher Ref.
2017 Chronic No. 3 Various writers & artists* The Corpse Exhibition [2]
Ibrahim Ganiyu, Chike Newman Nwankwo & Akinwade Ayodeji Akinola June 12 [2]
Xavier Ighorodje & Stanley Obende Avonome [2]
Jide Martin & Toheeb Deen Ipaye Might of Guardian Prime [2]
2018 Kwabena Ofei & Setor Fiadzigbey* Lake of Tears [3]
Wale Awelenje & Jide Martin Guardian Prime Genesis The Comic Republic [3]
Michael Balogun & Adeleye Yusuf Ireti Bidemi The Comic Republic [3]
Tobe Ezeogu & Keith Issac Hero Kakere The Comic Republic [3]
Tobe Ezeogu & Ozo Ezeogu Eru The Comic Republic [3]
Robert S. Malan & John Cockshaw Quest of the Sign of the Shining Beast [3]
2019 Nnedi Okorafor & Leonardo Romero* Shuri Marvel Comics [4]
Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin, Judith Taboy, & Marie Bédrune Akissi: Tales of Michief Flying Eye Books [4]
Farida Bedwei & Ravi Allotey Karmzah Afrocomix App, Leti Arts [4]
Tobe Max Ezeogu & Ozo Ezeogu Eru The Comic Republic [4]
Cassandra Mark & Tobe Max Ezeogu Tàtàshé The Comic Republic [4]
Loyiso Mkize, Mohale Mashigo, & Clyde Beech Kwezi New Africa Books [4]
Luke Molver Shaka Rising StoryPress Africa [4]
Nnedi Okorafor, André Araújo, Mario Del Pennino, Tana Ford, & Aaron Covington Black Panther: Long Live the King Marvel Comics [4]
Roye Okupe & Chima Kalu Malika Warrior Queen Part Two YouNeek Studios [4]
Austine Osas, Abiodun Awodele, & Yusuf Temitope Under the Sun Pedacomics Ltd [4]
Yvonne Wanyoike, Kendi Mberia, & Salim Busuru Rovik Vibondu Comics, Avandu [4]
2020 Morakinyo Araoye, Steven Akinyemi, & Ogim Ekpezu* Danfo TAG Comics [5][6]
Ssentongo Charles Sanu Elupe Comics [5]
Beserat Debebe & Stanley Obende Hawi Etan Comics [5]
Mika Hirwa Kami Mira Hirwa [5]
Kiprop Kimutai & Salim Busuru Beast from Venus Avandu Vosi [5]
Bill Masuku Captain South Africa Enigma Comix [5]
Bill Masuku Welcome to the Dead World Sam Graphico Anthology [5]
Ziki Nelson & Jason Lamy Nani Kugali Comics [5]
2021 Nana Akosua Hanson & AnimaxFYB* MoonGirls Drama Queens [7] [8]
Murewa Ayodele & Dotun Akande New Men Action Lab – Danger Zone [7]
Mazuba Chimbeza Titan Black Hut [7]
Qintu Collab Meanwhile… MaThoko’s [7]
Anna Mbale & Mwiche Songolo Alex Black Hut [7]
Mwiche Songolo Black Sheep Black Hut [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Announcing the 2019 Nommo Award Winners". 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Announcing the 2017 Nommo Award Winners". 16 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Tade Thompson, Tochi Onyebuchi, and More Amongst the Winners of the 2018 NOMMO Awards". 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Announcing the 2019 Nommo Award Winners". 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "2020 Nommo Awards Shortlist". 15 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e "2020 Nommo Awards Winners". 26 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "2021 Nommo Awards Shortlist". June 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d e "2021 Nommo Awards Winners". 17 December 2021.