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Nnedi Okorafor. Image from Bella Naija.

Earlier this month we announced the online voting for Goodreads’ 2017 awards. The first round saw nominations for four authors having massively successful years—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions in the Nonfiction Category, Nnedi Okorafor’s Home in the Science Fiction Category, Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky in the Fiction Category, and Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay with Me in the Debut Goodreads Author Category.

The first two rounds have gone and, after 2,983,877 votes cast, Dear Ijeawele and Home are still in the running. The final round of voting will last from 14-27 November. The winners will be announced on 5 December.

Vote Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions in the Nonfiction Category HERE.

Vote Nnedi Okorafor’s Home in the Science Fiction Category HERE.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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