Awards Nigeria South Africa Speculative Fiction

African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists for the best novel, novella, short story and graphic novel by an African this year have been announced. The Nommo Awards are an initiative of the African Speculative fiction Society. The Nommo Awards were introduced by the African Speculative Fiction Society to cast a much needed focus on the writing […]

Awards Fiction Speculative Fiction

African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with Nommo Awards

The African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with a new recognition called The Nommo Awards. The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) is a new community of writers, editors, publishers and artists of African Science Fiction and Fantasy that emerged on August 18th this year. Some of the spokespeople for the new initiative include Chinelo Onwualu, […]

Anthologies South Africa

South African writers support their strays with new anthology

In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people of Ethiopia who were going through a horrible drought. It is still one of the best examples of artists coming together to alleviate suffering. South African writers, many of them […]

Anthologies Events South Africa

‘Terra Incognita’ and ‘Follow The Road’ launch in Cape Town

Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) first came to the attention to some of us when it was won by Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor in 2013. She went on to be shortlisted for the Caine Prize with fellow SSDA Efemia Chela(Zambia) and she won. With such a glorious starting it became quickly evident that you wanted […]