Nommo 2017: Short Story Nominations

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:

SHORT STORY SHORT LIST NOMINEES



THE MARRIAGE PLOT
Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu’s first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His short fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction have appeared in The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Gutter, Interzone, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report and elsewhere. In 2013 he received a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Sacatar Fellowship. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize. His new novel is The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician.

NDAKUSUWA
Blaize Kaye

Blaize Kaye is a writer and programmer from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His work has appeared in Nature, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and New Contrast.

SUNDOWN
Innocent Immaculate Acan

Acan Innocent Immaculate is a twenty-one-year-old Ugandan from the West Nile region. She resides in Kira with her mother and two sisters. She had her O'level and A'level education at Mt St Mary's Namagunga and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery at Makerere University. She is a part-time writer and the winner of the 2016 Writivism Short Story Prize.

WEDNESDAY’S STORY
Wole Talabi

Wole Talabi is a full-time engineer, part-time writer and some-time editor from Nigeria. His stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omenana, Lightspeed, Terraform, Abyss & Apex, The Kalahari Review, the anthologies Imagine Africa 500, Futuristica Vol. 1 and a few other places. He edited the anthologies These Words Expose Us and Lights Out: Resurrection and co-wrote the play Color Me Man. He likes scuba diving, elegant equations, oddly-shaped things and is interested in a variety of assorted nonsenses. He currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WHO WILL GREET YOU AT HOME 
Lesley Nneka Arimah

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not.

Her work has received grants and awards from Commonwealth Writers, AWP, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and others. She currently lives in Minneapolis.



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.

SHORT STORY LONG LIST NOMINEES



THE 4.15 APPOINTMENT
Rafeat Aliyu
THE APOLOGISTS
Tade Thompson
ACID TEST
Vianne Venter
BRAVEHEARTS HOMECOMING
Dilman Dilman
BUSH BABY
Chikodili Emelumadu
CAMP MARS
Aito Osemegbe Joseph
CHICKWAMBO
Tendai Huchu
THE CLOSEST THING TO ANIMALS
Sofia Samatar
THE COMPANY
Sanya Noel
CROCODILE ARC
Wole Talabi
DEBUG
Rafeat Aliyu
DISCOVERING TIME TRAVEL
Suleiman Agbonkhianmen Buhari
A DOOR AJAR
Sibongile Fisher
DREAM HUNTER
Nick Wood
ENGAGEMENT
Richard Oduor Oduku
A FIERCE SYMMETRY
Alex Latimer
A GIRL WITHOUT A SOUND
Buhle Ngaba
HOW TO LOSE THE GIRL 
Dare Segun Falowo
HOSTBODS
Tendai Huchu
HUBISHI NA AKUZIKAYE
Ondi Madete
IMPUDULU
Joan de la Haye
JESTOCOST, DJINN
Maria A Bukari
LAND OF LIGHT
Stephen Embleton
LAST WAVE
Ivor Hartmann
LEATHERMAN
Diane Awerbuck
THE LEGEND OF SAMMY DAVIS JR AND THE LONG DARK ROAD OUT OF HELL (VOL 1)
Daniel Nuwamanya
THE LIFEBLOOM GIFT
Abdul Adan
LUSAKA PUNK
Efemia Chenla
KALABANDA CARNAGE
Charity Ace Esenu
THE KEY
Nnedi Okorafor
THE MACHODUGO
Acan Innocent Immaculate
THE MARRIAGE PLOT
Tendai Huchu
THE MONKEY HOUSE
Tade Thompson
MONTAGUE’S LAST
Ekari Mbvundula
MOTHER’S LOVE
Dayo Ntwari
MOUSE TEETH
Cat Hellisen
MY LOVER IS AN ALIEN
Kiru Taye
NDAKUSUWA
Blaize Kaye
NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS
Wole Talabi
NESTED
Wole Talabi
NO KISSING THE DOLLS UNLESS JIMI HENDRIX IS PLAYING
Clifton Cachagua
OASIS
Louis Greenberg
OF TARTS AND NEW BEGINNINGS
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DAYS OF SUNLIGHT
Tade Thompson
ONE WIT' THIS PLACE
Muthi Nhlema
ON THE ROAD
Nnedi Okorafor
PHOENIX
Ayodele Olofintuade
REVISION THEORY
Blaize Kaye
THE ROSE GARDEN
Abi Godsell
A SHORT HISTORY OF MIGRATION IN FIVE FRAGMENTS OF YOU
Wole Talabi
SACRAMENT OF TEARS
Toby Bennet
SEVERED
Jayne Bauling
SNAKE BLOOD
Dilman Dila
SOURSOP
Chikodili Emelumadu
STATIONS
Nick Mulgrew
SUNDOWN
Innocent Immaculate Acan
TASTING GOMOA
Chinelo Onwualu
UNATHI BATTLES THE BLACK HAIRBALLS
Lauren Beukes
THE UPRIGHT REVOLUTION
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
VIRTUAL SNAPSHOTS
Tiotio Tsamaase
WEDNESDAY’S STORY
Wole Talabi
WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY
Lesley Nneka Arimah
WHEN THE TREES WERE ENCHANTED
Masimba Musodza
WHEN WE HAD FAITH
Lauri Kabuitsile
WHO WILL GREET YOU AT HOME
Lesley Nneka Arimah
THE WISH BOX
Chinelo Onwualu
A WHISPER IN THE REEDS
Nerine Dorman
THE WOODCUTTERS DEITY 
Walter Dinjos
THE WORME BRIDGE
Cat Hellisen
YOYIN OF THE CAPTIVATING FORM 
Rafeat Aliyu