The Nommo Awards 2024 Shortlist has been Released / How to Vote
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The Nommo Awards 2024 Shortlist has been Released / How to Vote

The African Speculative Fiction Society has released the Nommo Awards 2024 Finalists.

The Nommo Awards is an annual ceremony that honours works of speculative fiction in four categories: Best Novel, Novella, Short Story, and Graphic Novel.

The Nommo Awards 2024 Shortlist / How to Vote

 The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) is a membership organisation of African writers, editors, comic and graphic artists, and filmmakers in the fields of speculative fiction, such as fantasy, science fiction, stories that draw on traditions, horror, and philosophical fiction. The award process usually involves members of the ASFS first nominating works of speculative fiction and later voting for winners. 

ASFS has released the Nommo Awards 2024 Shortlist for voting. 


Nommo Awards 2024 Best Novel Finalists
  • Bones and Runes by Stephen Embleton
  • Dazzling by Chikodili Emelumadu
  • Don’t Answer When They Call Your Name by Ukamaka Olisakwe
  • Shigdi and the Brass Head of Obalufon by Wole Talabi
  • Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde
  • Warrior of the Wind by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Read: How to write a novel.

Nommo Awards 2024 Novella Finalists
  • Broken Paradise by Eugen Bacon
  • Land of the Awaiting Birth by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Joshua Uchenna Omenga

  • The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi
  • Undulation by Stephen Embleton
Nommo Awards 2024 Graphic Novel Finalists
  • Die Strandloper by Daniël Hugo
  • Grimm’s Assistant by Mamode Ogbewele and artist Chigozie Amadi 
  • WindMaker volume 1 by Roye Okupe and artist Sunkanmi Akinboye
Nommo Awards 2024 Short Story Finalists
  • A Name is a Plea and a Prophecy by Gabrielle Emem Harry
  • Blackwater Children by Moustapha Mbacké Diop

  • Destiny Delayed by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

  • Kɛrozin Lamp Kurfi by Victor Forna
  • Like Stars Daring to Shine by Somoto Iheuze
  • Loom by Solomon Uhiara
  • My Mother’s Love by Naomi Eselojor
  • Osimiri by Chinaza Eziaghighala
  • The Way of Baa’gh by Cheryl S. Ntumy

Read: Tips on how you can write a great short story.


How to Vote for the Nommo Awards 2024 Shortlist

Nommo Awards 2024 Voting Process

There are 4 award categories:

Only works published between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023 are eligible. 

Voting opens from 17 June 2024 to 7 July 2024.

ASFS members will be receiving a unique email and link OpaVote with instructions.

If you have not received an email contact them at
The work that receives the highest number of votes in each category will win the Nommo Awards.

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