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Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book, Africa Region (The Clothes of Nakedness) - 1999

 

Afrique Newsmagazine WEB DuBois Award for Literature - 2000 

 

Resident Novelist, Window to Africa Radio/Afriscope Radio (2000 - 2003)

 

BBC Play of the Week (The Clothes Of Nakedness) - March 2001

 

Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book, Africa Region (The Sun by Night) - 2006

 

IPPY Gold Award for Adult Multicultural Fiction (The Other Crucifix) - 2011 

 

Semifinalist, Screencraft Short Story Contest (The Three Books of Shama) - 2017

 

Finalist, Snyder Poetry Prize (Innocence of Photographs) - 2019

 

Illumination Book Award for Poetry (Bronze) (Songs of Benjamin) - 2021

 

Christian Indie Award (Poetry) (Songs of Benjamin) - 2021

 

African Literature Association's Book of the Year Award - Creative Writing (Obsessions of Paradise) - 2021