Nommo 2017: Novel Nominations

Ilube Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHORT LIST NOMINEES
& ALL LONG LIST NOMINEES FOR 2017



Below are the Short List Nominees in each of the 4 categories and ALL respective nominees for the 2017 Nommo Awards:
Members are given the opportunity to read the following short listed novels online.  If you are a member of the ASFS please fill in the Nommo Reader Request Form (with relevant conditions) and submit. If you are an approved member, we will send through access details.

NOVEL SHORT LIST NOMINEES



AZANIAN BRIDGES
Nick Wood

Nick Wood is a South African clinical psychologist, with over twenty short stories previously published in Interzone, Infinity Plus, PostScripts, Redstone Science Fiction, Fierce Family and AfroSF V1 and 2 (with Tade Thompson) amongst others. He has a YA speculative fiction book published in South Africa entitled ‘The stone chameleon’ as well as a debut novel ‘AZANIAN BRIDGES’ (NewCon Press: UK), currently shortlisted for a British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel (2016). Nick has completed an MA in Creative Writing (SF & Fantasy) through Middlesex University and is currently training clinical psychologists at the University of East London (UEL). He can be found: @nick45wood or http://nickwood.frogwrite.co.nz/ 
AZOTUS, THE KINGDOM
Shadreck Chikoti

Shadreck Chikoti is a Malawian writer and social activist. He was listed by CNN as one of seven must-read African authors. He has won numerous literary awards including the 2013 Peer Gynt Literary Award with his futuristic novel, Azotus the kingdom and was recently nominated by the Africa39 project as one of the “most promising African writers under 40.” An excerpt from his futuristic satire, Azotus the Kingdom, was published in the Africa39 project anthology in October 2014. Chikoti’s work has also appeared in the Caine Prize anthology To See the Mountain and Other Stories (2011) and in the African short story anthology All the Good Things Around Us. Founder of the Story Club Malawi, a thriving space for literature enthusiasts, he holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication and Theology and has certificates in Journalism and Radio Communication. He lives in Malawi with his wife and children. 
BLACKASS
A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and lives in Lagos. He is the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. He is the author of two short-story collections and a novel entitled Blackass, which was nominated for the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards, the 2016 Kitschies’ Golden Tentacle Award, and the 2017 Pen Open Book Award.
ROSEWATER
Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson lives and works in the UK. He is Yoruba and has a background in medicine, psychiatry and social anthropology.

TATY WENT WEST
Nikhil Singh

Nikhil Singh is an artist, writer, musician and film-maker. Former projects include the graphic novels: Salem Brownstone written by John Harris Dunning (longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, Walker Books 2009) as well as The Ziggurat (Bell-Roberts 2003) by The Constructus Corporation (now Die Antwoord). His work has also been featured in various magazines including Dazed, i-D Online, Creative Review, as well as Pictures and Words: New Comic Art and Narrative Illustration (Laurence King, 2005). His novel Taty Went West was published by Kwani? Trust in 2015 and is due for publication by Jacaranda Books in late 2017, and Rosarium shortly thereafter.  


The long list consists of all titles in this category that were nominated by members of the ASFS.  Some of these works were nominated once, some just missed the shortlist.  The ASFS lists them in full to draw attention to all the works members felt worthy of consideration.

NOVEL LONG LIST NOMINEES



AFFLUENZA
Niq Mhlongo
AMANYALA ENYOKA
Mandla Ndlovu
THE APARTMENT
S L Grey
AZANIAN BRIDGES
Nick Wood
AZOTUS, THE KINGDOM
Shadreck Chikoti
BEASTKEEPER
Cat Hellisen
BETRAYAL’S SHADOW
Dave de Burgh
BLACKASS
A. Igoni Barrett
THE BOOK OF PHOENIX
Nnedi Okorafor
BROKEN MONSTERS
Lauren Beukes
CALL IT A DIFFICULT NIGHT
Mishka Hoosen
THE DREAMER'S TEARS
Cristy Zinn
DUB STEPS
Andrew Miller
GETTING DIRTY
Christa Biyela
INKARNA
Nerine Dorman
KINTU
Jennifer Makumbi
LAGOON
Nnedi Okorafor
MAKING WOLF
Tade Thompson
THE MAESTRO, THE MAGISTRATE & THE MATHEMATICIAN
Tendai Huchu
MULTI NATION
Monique Synman
PIGGY BOY’S BLUES
Nakhane Toure
THE QUEUE
Basma Abdel Aziz
THE RAFT
Fred Strydom
ROSEWATER
Tade Thompson
SCARDUST
Suzanne van Rooyen
THE SLEEPLESS
Nuzo Onoh
SOUTH
Frank Owen
TATY WENT WEST
Nikhil Singh
TADUNO’S SONG
Odafe Atogon
TELEPATHY
Amir Tag Elsir
THE THREE
Sarah Lotz
UNDER GROUND
S L Grey
WHY YOU  WERE TAKEN
J T Lawrence
THE WINGED HISTORIES
Sofia Samatar