2019 Nommo Nominations Longlist

The African Speculative Fiction Society has released the 2019 longlist for the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction.

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.

The long lists consist of all titles in their respective categories that were nominated by members of the ASFS.  Some of these works were nominated once, some just missed the shortlist.  The ASFS lists them in full to draw attention to all the works members felt worthy of consideration.

The shortlist is scheduled to be released on May 14.

NOVEL LONG LIST NOMINEES
AFONJA THE RISE Tunde Leye
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE Tomi Adeyemi
CROWN OF THUNDER Tochi Onyebuchi
EMPTY MONSTERS Cat Hellisen
FRESHWATER Akwaeke Emezi
JAH HILLS Unathi Slasha
KNUCKLEBONE Nechama Brodie
NORTH Frank Owen
SHE WOULD BE KING Wayétu Moore
SHOUNA: LA GENESE Amelie Diack
A SPY IN TIME Imraan Coovadia
THE STRANGE Masha du Toit
WASHINGTON BLACK Esi Edugyan
NOVELLA LONG LIST NOMINEES
BINTI: NIGHT MASQUERADE Nnedi Okorafor
THE FIREBIRD Nerine Dorman
FISTULAS Mame Bougouma Diene
HARD MARY Sofia Samatar
NEID-FIRE Caldron Mull
NOCTURNAL Ishola Abdulwasiu Ayodele
SHORT STORY LONG LIST NOMINEES
AN AMERICAN REFUGEE Tiah Beautement
BEING A GIANT IN MEN’S WORLD Walter Dinjos
BLACK AND GOLD Mame Bougouma Diene
BLOOD SLIPPER Ilse Rensburg
BRAND NEW WAYS (to lose you over and over
and over)
Blaize Kaye
A BRIDAL SHROUD Mirette Bhagat
DRIFT FLUX Wole Talabi
THE FAERIE TREE Kathleen Kayembe
THE FAR SIDE Gabriella Muwanga
FOR WHAT ARE DELUSIONS IF NOT
DREAMS?
Osahon Ize-Iyamu
GHOST STRAIN N Mohale Moshigo
THE GIRL WHO STARED AT MARS Cristy Zinn
THE GREY MAN Vittorio Leonardi
HAUNTED BY THE CITY Mandisi Nkomo
THE HARMONIC RESONANCE OF
EJIRO ANABORHI
Wole Talabi
HEKA AND THE COLOUR THIEF Dennis Dvornak
IN HER BONES Lindiwe Rooney
IN THE GARDEN WATCHING NIM NOMS Osahon Ize-Iyamu
THE INTERPLANETARY WATER COMPANY Masimba Musodza
INTO THE DARK Kelan Gerriety
JIDENNA T J Benson
JOURNAL OF A DNA PIRATE Stephen Embleton
KU’GBO Dare Segun Falowo
LEE-AH (SISTER) H J Golakai
THE LUMINAL FRONTIER Biram Mboob
MEMENTO MORI Tiah Beautement
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE Walter Dinjos
MOTHER OF INVENTION Nnedi Okorafor
MUTSHIDZI Mohale Mashigo
NNEAMAKA’S GHOST Walter Dinjos
NJUZU T L Huchu
ORIGAMI ANGELS Derek Lubangakene
PARENTAL CONTROL Mazi Nwonwu
REMAINS OF AN OLD WORLD Blaize Kaye
RIVER DOLL Tariro Ndoro
SAFARI NYOTA Dilman Dila
SAY IT LOW, THEN LOUD Osahon Ize Iyamu
SECRET LIFE OF THE UNCLAIMED Suyi Davies Okungbowa
AND SONGS DON’T END Osahon Ize-Iyamu
THE TAILORESS OF CRIMSON LANE Shaun van Rensburg
THE THIRD SET OF STITCHES Ray Mwihaki
TIE KIDI Awuor Onyango
TOOTHSOME THINGS Chimedum Ohaegbu
THE UNUSUAL CUSTOMER Innocent Chizaram Ilo
VAIN KNIFE Dare Segun Falowo
OF WARPS AND WELTS Innnocent Chizaram Ilo
WHEN WE DREAM, WE ARE OUR GOD Wole Talabi
WHERE RIVERS GO TO DIE Dilman Dila
THE WITCHING HOUR Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
THE WOODS ARE LOVELY Jason Hess
YARD DOG Tade Thompson

GRAPHIC NOVEL LONG LIST NOMINEES

AKISSI: TALES
OF MISCHIEF
Marguerite Abouet (writer),  Mathieu Sapin (Illustrator), Judith Taboy (Translator), Marie Bédrune (Translator)
BLACK PANTHER, LONG LIVE THE KING Nnedi Okorafor, Andre Araujo, Mario Del Pennino,
Tana Ford
ERU Tobe Ezeogu , Oze Ezeogu
KWEZI Loyiso Mkize,  Mohale Mashigo, Clyde Beech
KARMZAH Farida Bedwei, and Ravi Allotey of Leti Arts
MALIKA – WARRIOR QUEEN Roye Okupe  (Author), Ayodele Elegba (Editor), Chima Kalu (Illustrator), Raphael Kazeem (Illustrator)
ROVIK Yvonne Wanyoike (writer), Kendi Mberia, Salim Busuru
(Creator and Artist)
SHAKA RISING Luke W. Molver (Author, Illustrator), Mbongeni Malaba
(Foreword) (South African), Mason O’Connor
SHURI Nnedi Okorafor (Writer), Leonardo Romero
TATASHE Cassandra Mark (Creator, Colourist and Writer) , Tobe
Max Ezeogu (Artist)
UNDER THE SUN Austine Osas (writer & creator), Abiodun Awodele
(writer), Yusuf Temitope (art), Nsia Ndidi (colours &
cover art) and Peter Daniel (lettering)

[Thans to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

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