The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2018 Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria on October 25.
The African Speculative Fiction Society, composed of professional and semiprofessional African writers, editors, publishers, graphic artists and film makers, was founded in 2016.
The Nommos were presented for the first time in 2017. The awards are named for twins from Dogon cosmology who take a variety of forms, including appearing on land as fish, walking on their tails.
ILUBE AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
- Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
- The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
BEST SHORT STORY
- “The Regression Test” by Wole Talabi
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
- Lake of Tears — Writer: Kobe Ofei; Artist: Setor Fiadzigbey (http://lakeoftearsghana.com/volumes/)
The award has been funded for four years, by Mr Tom Ilube. The prize for best novel is $1,000, best novella $500, best short story $500, and best graphic novel $1000 to be shared.