Nommo Awards 2021 winners

The winners of the Nommo Awards 2021 were announced to the public by the African Speculative Fiction Society at WorldCon 2021 in Washington DC, USA, today, December 17, 2021.

The African Speculative Fiction Society introduced The Nommo Awards to celebrate writing known in other markets as magical realism, Sci-Fi, horror, and graphic novels in 2016. Since then, writers from across the African literary family have been feted with these awards in 2017, in 2018, In 2019, and in 2020.

The longlist for the 2021 edition were presented to the Nommo Awards voters in the categories of Novels, Novellas, Graphic Novels, and Short Story on May 13 before the shortlists were revealed on Saturday, May 29. The shortlists then went to the voting members of the African Speculative Society and they have selected their winners. The winners revealed as part of the World Science Fiction Convention are;

  • The Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African: Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji
  • Graphic Novels: Moongirls, Nana Akosua Hanson (writer) AnimaxFYB Studios (art) – Ghana Drama Queens Collective
  • Novellas: Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald, Ife-Iyoku: The Tale of the Imadeyunuagbon.
  • Short Story: (joint): Innocent Chizaram Ilo, Rat and Finch are Friends; Tlotlo Tsamaase, Behind Our Irises