HOW TO READ THE SHORTLISTS


We want to make sure you can read the works so you can vote.

Below are the available Member Reading documents of the Short List Nominees in each of the 4 categories for the 2019 Nommo Awards final voting:
  • Novel Short List and Long List (The Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African)
  • Novella Short List and Long List 
  • Short Story Short List and Long List 
  • Graphic Novel Short List


1) ASFS MEMBERS ACCESS:
For many of the shortlisted works, we provide members with password-protected files that can only be read onscreen. Click to fill in the Reader Form to request the links and passwords.

NOVELS TO MEMBERS (see below folder)
Empty Monsters – Cat Hellisen
Knucklebone – Nehama Brodie
A Spy in Time – Imraan Coovadia
The Strange – Masha du Toit


NOVELLAS TO MEMBERS (see below folder)
The Firebird – Nerine Dorman
Hard Mary – Sofia Samatar
Neid-Fire – Caldon Mull


SHORT STORIES TO MEMBERS (see below folder)
Three nominated stories in a special edition of AfroSFV3:
‘The Girl who Stared at Mars’ - Cristy Zinn
‘The Luminal Frontier’ - Biram Mboob
‘Njuzu’ -  T. L. Huchu

                            COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEMBERS (see below folder)

  Karmzah -  Farida Bedwei and Ravi Allotey
 Afrocomix App, Leti Arts

Malika Warrior Queen Part Two -  Roye Okupe, Chima Kalu
YouNeek Studios

Rovik - Yvonne Wanyoike, Kendi Mberia, Salim Busuru
Vibondu Comics, Avandu

Shaka Rising - Luke Mover and Mason O'Connor
StoryPress Africa


2) WORKS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE OR COMMERCIALLY:
Just follow the links to the publishers’ websites where available

NOVELS availability
The first six chapters are available as a sample from Fierce Reads.
The full novel is commercially available. In Nigeria it is published by Ouida Books.

Freshwater - Akwaeke Emezi 
An excerpt from the novel is available free from https://granta.com/freshwater/

NOVELLAS availability
Binti: The Night Masquerade – Nnedi Okorafor
An opening excerpt is available at tor.com.
The full novella is available commercially as an e-book from a range of suppliers.

Neid-Fire – Caldon Mull is available commercially as an e-book from Amazon.

SHORT STORIES availability
Available in Omenana 12 

‘Memento Mori’ by Tiah Marie Beautement
Available in Omenana 12

‘Origami Angels’ Derek Lubangakene
Available in Omenana  11 ()

‘The Witching Hour’ – Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald
Available in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores 


GRAPHIC NOVEL SHORT LIST NOMINEES

AKISSI: TALES OF MISCHIEF
Flying Eye Books (English version, French original Gallimard) 
Available commercially in print.

BLACK PANTHER, LONG LIVE THE KING
Marvel Comics
Available commercially in print and digitally through many outlets.

ERU
Available online for free from The Comic Republic

KWEZI
New Africa Books
Available commercially from the publishers
and other outlets as an ebook or paperback.

SHURI
Marvel Comics
Available commercially in print and digitally through many outlets.

TÀTÀSHÉ
Available online for free from The Comic Republic

UNDER THE SUN
Available online for free from Pedacomics Ltd


Nommo Short List Reading 2019