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Nigerian Authors, Nnedi Okorafor and Tomi Adeyemi Receive Hugo Award Nominations

Nigerian Authors Nnedi Okorafor and Tomi Adeyemi are Nominated for the 2019 Hugo Awards - Omenka Online

The Hugo Award well respected and highly recognised all over the world of literature. It is for best science fiction or fantasy works and termed as “among the richest awards bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing”.

Revealed by the 2019 Dublin World Science Fiction Convention, Nigerian authors, Nnedi Okorafor and Tomi Adeyemi are said to be among the finalists.

Okorafor was nominated for two awards this year. Her work Binti: The Night Masquerade is up for Best Novella while her Black Panther: Long Live the King comic is nominated for Best Graphic Story. This is not the first time this outstanding sci-fi writer got nominated for this award. In 2016, one of the novellas in her Binti trilogy was nominated and awarded winner. She is said to be the first Nigerian author to win the prestigious Hugo Award.

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone was also nominated in the Best Young Adult Book Category. This New York Best Selling book had won the Waterstones award for Best Children’s Book: Older Category, earlier this year, and is up for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. The highly-anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance is said to be published on June 4, 2019.

The winners of this year’s Hugo Awards will be announced between August 15 and 19, 2019.


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