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Ethiopia’s First Female Superhero Comic 'Hawi' Nominated for 'Best Graphic Novel'

Ethiopian writer Beserat Debebe's 'Hawi' has been nominated for the annual NOMMO Awards for African Speculative Fiction.

Founder of Etan Comics and Ethiopian writer, Beserat Debebe, has been been nominated for this year's NOMMO Awards for African Speculative Fiction for his Hawi comic in the category of "Best Graphic Novel". The Nommo Awards are presented in four categories namely "Best Novel", "Best Novella", "Best Short Story" and "Best Graphic Novel". Hawi is the first female comic to ever come out of Ethiopia. Additionally, Debebe's Jember, which was the country's first ever comic, made it onto the long-list in the same category.

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Check Out 'Jember,' the First Ethiopian Comic Book Super Hero

Jember will feed your appetite for more African and diaspora lore.

With vivid illustrations and sleek storytelling, Jember brings us the first Ethiopian superhero comic. It's a story that represents something we've all faced or are yet to face—the scary reality of coming into adulthood. More than just a hero's journey, it explores the challenges many face in finding out their ancestral, familial history, and in deciding what mark they will make on the future.

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