Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian novelist, columnist, essayist, short-story writer, and photographer.
He writes for brainwavez.org, a writing collective based in South Africa. He is the editor-in-chief of Doek!, Namibia’s first literary magazine.
His debut novel The Eternal Audience Of One is available from Blackbird Books and Amazon.
Excerpts from The Eternal Audience Of One
“Windhoek has three temperatures: hot, mosquito, and fucking cold.” – Available from The Johannesburg Review Of Books.
“I want to go back to Rwanda but I don’t want to go back to be Rwandan.” – Available from Reading List.
Reviews for The Eternal Audience Of One
“…if you’re looking for an intelligent escape-and-rescue literary experience, The Eternal Audience of One is your book. It’s an intricate interrogation of exile, homesickness and the alienation of immigrant lives. It’s also a brilliant postmodern take on how the arts—writing and music in particular—can deliver a troubled mind into gathering and holding all that our senses, by experience, have transmuted into consciousness, which, in a nutshell, is the greater purpose of our lives in this world. In this book, southern Africa has thrown its hat into the millennial fiction ring in a manner that is on par with its international peers. We have in Rémy Ngamije a rising literary star to watch.”
—Mphuthumi Ntabeni, author of The Broken River Tent, for The Johannesburg Review Of Books, October, 2019.
- Yog’hurt (or, Just Breathe) in Litro Magazine (UK), in December, 2018.
- Figures of Preach in AFREADA (UK), in February, 2019.
- The Neighbourhood Watch in The Johannesburg Review of Books (RSA), in February, 2019.
- Crunchy, Green Apples (or, Omo) in The Amistad (US), in May, 2019.
- Suikerbossie in The Kalahari Review (Botswana), in June, 2019.
- From the Lost City of Hurtlantis to the Streets of Helldorado (or, Franco) in American Chordata (US), in July, 2019.
- Dankie Botswana (or, Semper Fi) in Doek! (Nam), in August, 2019.
- Sofa, So Good, Sort Of (or, John Muafangejo) in Azure (US), in September, 2019.
- The DK Army in brainwavez (RSA), in August, 2012.
- Teju Cole Examines The African Supercity in brainwavez (RSA), in October, 2013.
- Let Me School You Cats On How To Reading Comic Books When You Live In A Small Town And You’re Poor (2018) in brainwavez (RSA), in August, 2018.
- Local Writer Publishes Debut Novel With Blackbird Books In South Africa in The Namibian, in April, 2018.
- Young Novelist Narrates His Story in New Era, in April, 2019.
- Unboxing Rémy Ngamije in The Namibian, July, 2019.
- Stellar South African Book Fair Programme Set To Ignite Constitution Hill in September, in Art Link, in August, 2019.
- New Talent Joins Established Voices at SA Book Fair 2019 in The Sunday Times, in August, 2019.
- 3 Books To Add To Your Reading List in Bona, in September, 2019.
- The Open Book Festival (04-08 September 2019) in Cape Town, South Africa.
- The South African Book Fair (09 September 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rémy can be reached in any of the following ways.