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NOMMO Nominations for 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHORT LIST NOMINEES & ALL 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 of the African Speculative Fiction Society nominate for the short list.  They can nominate up to five works each.
  
The shortlist of nominated works is alphabetical order by title.  All are speculative fiction, were published in calendar years 2015 or 2016, and are thought to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines.  

The nominees will be asked to confirm their eligibility and eligibility of their works in writing.  Nominees will also be asked to make complete texts or excerpts available to ASFS Members only for purposes of informed voting. 


NOVEL 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


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




NOVELLA NOMINEES



BINTI
Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American writer of speculative fiction for both children and adults and a full professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. Her works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella series, the Book of Phoenix, the Akata series and Lagoon.  She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, Macmillan and World Fantasy Awards and her debut novel Zahrah the Windseeker won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. She divides her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com.
THE FLYING MAN OF STONE
Dilman Dila


HELL FREEZES OVER
Mame Bougouma Diene

Mame Bougouma Diene is a French-Senegalese American Program Officer in drug policy reform living in Brookyn New York, and the US/Francophone spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society. He has a fondness for progressive metal, tattoos and policy analysis. He can be read here and there.

THE LAST PANTHEON
Tade Thompson and Nick Wood

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

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/ 
TA O’REVA
Muthi Nhlema


SHORT STORY NOMINEES



THE MARRIAGE PLOT
Tendai Huchu

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

WEDNESDAY’S STORY
Wole Talabi

WHO WILL GREET YOU AT HOME 
Lesley Nneka Arimah


GRAPHIC NOVEL NOMINEES



AVONOME
Xavier Ighorodje & Stanley Obende


THE CORPSE EXHIBITION
Chronic no. 3 Various writers and artists ed. Ntone Edjabe.


JUNE 12
Ibrahim Ganiyu, Chike Newman Nwankwo & Akinwade Ayodeji Akinola



MIGHT OF GUARDIAN PRIME
Jide Martin & Toheeb Deen Ipaye