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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


Pan African Writers Association Book of the Week (The Clothes of Nakedness) - 2023


Finalist, Eyelands Book Awards - November 2023


Resident Novelist, The African Novel (Digital Newsletter)