Finding the 2021 Nommo Awards Short Stories

The longlist for the African Speculative Fiction Society’s 2021 Nommo Awards was recently released, and it includes a veritable feast of short stories. To make things easier for anyone who’d like to dive in, I’ve pulled together a list of links for the stories available online, and relevant anthology titles for the rest. In the process, I noticed that the official announcement seems to have gone through an overzealous autocorrect (so that, amongst other things, Rafeeat Aliyu’s “The Daemon King of Engim” had become “The Daemon King of England”) and I’ve taken the liberty of fixing any errors I came across…

Adelehin Ijasan — THE NOT-SO-SECRET LIVES OF NIGERIAN POLITICIANS
Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga — THAT WHICH SMELLS BAD: published in Fiyah #16
Alvin Kathembe — THE GAME
Chinelo Onwualu — WHAT THE DEAD MAN SAID
Chinelo Onwualu — A LOVE SONG FOR HERKINAL AS COMPOSED BY ASHKERNAS AMID THE RUINS OF NEW HAVEN
Chinwe Marycynthia Okafor — THE CHRONICLE OF ANAOMA: published in Black Skin No Mask
Colin Cloud Dance — SPACE BAKKIE RIDE: published in Cape Town Curios
Dare Segun Falowo — NGOZI UGEGBE NWA
Derek Lubangakene — FORT KWAME
Derek Lubangakene — THE CULT OF REMINISCENCE
Dilman Dila — RED_BATI: published in Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora
Dilman Dila — YAT MADIT
Eugen Bacon — A VISIT IN WHITE CHAPEL: published in London Centric: Tales of Future London
Eugen Bacon — THE ONE WHO SEES: Published in The Road to Woop Woop, and Other Stories
Eugen Bacon — THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP: Published in The Road to Woop Woop, and Other Stories
Eugen Bacon — STILL SHE VISITS: Published in Hadithi & The State of Black Speculative Fiction
Innocent Chizaram Ilo — RAT AND FINCH ARE FRIENDS
John Barigye — THE RED EARTH
Mame Bougouma Diene — LEKKI LEKKI
Mandisi Nkomo — DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF CAPITALISM AND SLAVERY
Mazi Nwonwu — RAINMAKER
Moustapha Mbacké Diop — A CURSE AT MIDNIGHT
‘Pemi Aguda — THINGS BOYS DO
‘Pemi Aguda — MANIFEST
Odida Nyabundi — CLANFALL: DEATH OF KINGS: published in Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki — THE MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE
Olamide Olanrewaju — BLUELAND: published in Black Skin No Mask
Omar William Sow — IBRAHIM AND THE GREEN FISHING NET: Published in Fiyah #11
Osahon Ize-Iyamu — TO LOOK FORWARD
Rafeeat Aliyu — WHERE THE RAIN MOTHERS ARE
Rafeeat Aliyu — THE DAEMON KING OF ENGIM: published in Fiyah #9
Rafeeat Aliyu — FRUIT OF THE CALABASH
Rivers Solomon — BLOOD IS ANOTHER WORD FOR HUNGER
Sofia Samatar — FAIRY TALES FOR ROBOTS: published in Made to Order: Robots and Revolution
Somto O. Ihezue — WHERE YOU GO
Tade Thompson — ORLANDA: published in Household Gods and Other Narrative Offences
Tariro Ndoro — THE CURE: published in Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People and on the Broken Eye Books Patreon
T L Huchu — EGOLI
T L Huchu — CORIALIS: published in Fiyah #12
Tiah Marie Beautement — THE BEND OF WATER
Tlotlo Tsamaase — THOUGHTBOX
Tlotlo Tsamaase — RIVER OF NIGHT
Tlotlo Tsamaase — BEHIND OUR IRISES
Tobi Ogundiran — DRUMMER BOY IN A WORLD OF WISE MEN
Tobi Ogundiran — GUARDIAN OF THE GODS: published in Fiyah #14
Tobi Ogundiran — THE GOATKEEPER’S HARVEST
Shanice Ndlovu — A WATER HEART: published in Black Skin No Mask
Shingai Njeri Kagunda — AND THIS IS HOW TO STAY
Wole Talabi — TENDS TO ZERO
Yvette Lisa Ndlovu — RED CLOTH WHITE GIRAFFE: published in Fiyah #15
Yvonne Nezianya — WONDERS OF THE SPIRITS: published in Black Skin No Mask

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