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Shortlists for the 2020 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans are out.

Established in 2017, the awards “recognize speculative fiction and comics published by African writers and artists between 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.” Canadian sci-fi writer Geoff Ryman is currently the administrator of the prize. He is joined in the governing body by Stephen Embleton, Wole Talabi, Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso, and Mame Bougouma Diene.

This shortlist is compiled from nominations by members of the African Speculative Fiction Society. Voting for the winners by members of the ASFS will begin on 30 May and end 30 August.

See the shortlists below:

2020 Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Novel by an African Shortlist

Masande Ntshanga TRIANGULUM (Penguin Random House South Africa)
Namwali Serpell THE OLD DRIFT (Penguin Random House/Vintage/Hogarth)
Nerine Dorman SING DOWN THE STARS (Tafelberg)
Suyi Davies Okungbowa DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER (Abaddon)
Tade Thompson ROSEWATER INSURRECTION (Orbit)
Tochi Onyebuchi WAR GIRLS (Razorbill Penguin Group)

2020 Nommo Award for Best Speculative Novella by an African Shortlist
Caldon Mull WEATHERMAN (Caldon Mull)
Kerstin Hall THE BORDER KEEPER (Tor.com)
Wole Talabi INCOMPLETENESS THEORIES (from single-author anthology INCOMPLETE SOLUTIONS, Luna Press)

2020 Nommo Award for Best Speculative Short Story by an African Shortlist
Ada Nnadi TINY BRAVERY (Omenana)
Chikodili Emelumadu SIN EATER (Omenana)
Deji Bryce Olukotun BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE DARK (Lightspeed)
Ivana Akotowaa Ofori PRINCIPLES OF BALANCE (Jalada)
Suyi Davies Okungbowa THE HAUNTING OF 13 OLÚWO STREET (Fireside)
Wole Talabi WHEN WE DREAM WE ARE OUR GOD (Apex Magazine and ALL BORDERS ARE TEMPORARY, TrAP Magazine)

2020 Nommo Award for Best Graphic Novel/Comic by Africans

BEAST FROM VENUS
by Kiprop Kimutai (author) and Salim Busuru (artist) (Avandu Vosi)

CAPTAIN SOUTH AFRICA
by Bill Masuku (artist and author) (Enigma Comix)

DANFO by Morakinyo Araoye, and Steven Akinyemi (authors) Ogim Ekpezu (artist) (TAG Comics)
HAWI
by Beserat Debebe (author) and Stanley Obende (artist) (Etan Comics)

KAMI
By Mika Hirwa (author and artist) (Mira Hirwa publisher)

NANI
by Ziki Nelson (author) Jason Lamy (artist) (Kugali comics)

SANU
By Charles Sentongo (author and artist) Elupe Comics

WELCOME TO DEAD WORLD
by Bill Masuku (author and art) (Sam Graphico Anthology)

Visit the website for more details.

Congrats to all the shortlisted authors.

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