The ASFS is the organization of African writers, artists, editors, and publishers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres.

For the full short lists in all four categories,

The winners of the 2021 Nommo Awards have been announced at DisCon3, this years WorldCon.

The winner of the 2021 Ilube Nommo Award for Best Novel was THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI by Akwaeke Emezi. Best Comic or Graphic Novel was won by Akosua Hanson (writer) and AnimaxFYB Studios (illustration) for MOONGIRLS from Drama Queens Collective in Ghana.

The short story award was an exact tie between Innocent Chizaram Ilo for RAT AND FINCH ARE FRIENDS (STRANGE HORIZONS and Tlotlo Tsamaase for BEHIND OUR IRISES (Brittle Paper, anthology AFRICANFUTURISM)

The Award for best novella was given to Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki for IFE-IYOKU: THE TALE OF IMADEYUNUAGBON, published in the anthology DOMINION.

The Master of Ceremonies was Sheree Renée Thomas. The presenters were Tochi Onyebuchi (RIOT GIRLS), Iquo DianaAbasi (editor of OMENANA magazine) and Suyi Davies Okungbowa (DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER).

This was the first time the ceremony was held at a WorldCon, and the first time held outside Africa.

Nommos for 2022 start now

The nomination process for the 2022 awards starts NOW!!!!

MEMBERS: what novels, novellas, short stories and comics did you most enjoy this year?

SCHOLARS AND CRITICS: remind us what was published in 2020 and 2021.

AUTHORS, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS: want your works to be considered? Remind us by sending an email to or posting in discussion groups. Please either give us a link to the work if it's published online--or send us an excerpt that we can make available to members only. All authors and creators must be African. Works must have been published in either 2020 or 2021.


DISCON3 WorldCon 2021: African Panelist Bios

The December 2021 DISCON3 WorldCon features a wide range of panels representing African speculative fiction.

Read the bios of all the African panelists here.


Published Works Database Restored

As a valuable resource to both readers and writers of SFF, the ASFS maintains a list of speculative fiction by African writers here. You can help fill gaps in this list by completing the form provided here.