October 7, 2022

The Nommo Awards celebrate the best works of speculative fiction, magical realism, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

By Editor

Nigerian writers, Nnedi Okorafor, Roye Okupe, Pemi Aguda, and Zimbabwean novelist, Tendai Huchu, have emerged winners at the just concluded Nommo Awards.

The winners of the award were announced at Chicon8, the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, USA on September 1st, 2022.

The Nommo Awards celebrate the best works of speculative fiction, magical realism, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

Host, Sheree Renée Thomas, noted that, “What makes African speculative writing distinctive is not just a matter of geography for in the African novel, the continent and her nations are not merely a setting to serve as an accessory to the storytelling but the people, their communities and their cultures are an essential foundation from which the writing springs.”

Huchu won the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African with his novel, The Library of the Dead (2021). Okoroafor won the award for Best Novella for her work, Remote Control. The award for Best Graphic Novel was given to Okupe for his novel, Iyanu: Child of Wonder Vol 2, and Aguda won the award for Best Short Story for her “Masquerade Season.”

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