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The shortlists for the second annual Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced.

The Awards in the four categories of Novel, Novella, Short Story and Graphic Novel/Comics are shortlisted by the Members of the African Speculative Fiction Society, a body of published writers, artists or editors associated with speculative fiction who are Africans.

Over the next three months, the members will vote for the winners in each category from these shortlists. The winners will be announced at the Ake Literary Festival to be held in Abeokuta, Nigeria in October.

The shortlists for 2018 are:

Best Novel

Gavin Chait Our Memory Like Dust

Masha du Toit The Real

Deon Meyer Fever

Tochi Onyebuchi Beasts Made of Night

Deji Olokotun After the Flare

Nnedi Okorafor Akata Warrior


Best Novella

Nnedi Okorafor Binti:Home

Sofia Samatar Fallow

Tade Thompson The Murders of Molly Southbourne


Best Short Story

Nerine Dorman ‘On the Other Side of the Sea’

Sibongile Fisher ‘A Door Ajar’

Chinelo Onwualu ‘Read Before Use’

Henrietta Rose-Innes ‘Snake Story’

Wole Talabi ‘The Regression Test’ (First published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)


Best Graphic novel

Eru Writers and artists Tobe Ezeogu, Ozo Ezeogu

Hero Kakere Writer and artist”Tobe Ezeogu, Artist Kelechi Issac,

Ireti Bidemi Michael Balogun and Adeleye Yusuf

Lake of Tears Writer Kwabena Ofei, Artiist Setor Fiadzigbey

Guardian Prime Genesis Written by Wale Awelenje, Art Jide Martin

Quest and the Sign of the Shining Beast Writer Robert S Malan, Artist John Cockshaw

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