Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian novelist, short story writer, essayist, columnist, poet, 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.
Fiction and poetry
- Tornado (or, The Only Poem You Ever Wrote) in My Heart In Your Hands: Poems From Namibia (NA), forthcoming in 2020.
- The Sage Of The Six Nigga Paths (or, The Life And Times Of The Five Os) in Sultan’s Seal (EGY), in January, 2020.
- Little Brother (or, Three In The Morning) in Sultan’s Seal (EGY), in December, 2019.
- Sofa, So Good, Sort Of (or, John Muafangejo) in Azure (US), in September, 2019.
- Dankie Botswana (or, Semper Fi) in Doek! (NA), in August, 2019.
- From The Lost City Of Hurtlantis To The Streets Of Helldorado (or, Franco) in American Chordata (USA), in July, 2019.
- Suikerbossie in The Kalahari Review (BW), in June, 2019.
- Crunchy, Green Apples (or, Omo) in The Amistad (USA), in May, 2019.
- The Neighbourhood Watch in The Johannesburg Review of Books (RSA), in February, 2019.
- Figures Of Preach in AFREADA (UK), in February, 2019.
- Yog’hurt (or, Just Breathe) in Litro Magazine (UK), in December, 2018.
- This Is How You Move Through The World in Santa Ana Review (USA), forthcoming in 2020.
- 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.
- Teju Cole Examines The African Supercity in brainwavez (RSA), in October, 2013.
- The DK Army in brainwavez (RSA), in August, 2012.
- Shortlisted for best original fiction by Stack Magazines in the 2019 Stack Magazine Awards for From The Lost City Of Hurtlantis To The Streets Of Helldorado (or, Franco), published in American Chordata in July, 2019.
- Q&A With Rémy Ngamije on Cheeky Natives, in October, 2019.
- 3 Books To Add To Your Reading List in Bona, in September, 2019.
- New Talent Joins Established Voices at SA Book Fair 2019 in The Sunday Times, in August, 2019.
- Stellar South African Book Fair Programme Set To Ignite Constitution Hill in September, in Art Link, in August, 2019.
- Unboxing Rémy Ngamije in The Namibian, July, 2019.
- Young Novelist Narrates His Story in New Era, in April, 2019.
- Local Writer Publishes Debut Novel With Blackbird Books In South Africa in The Namibian, in April, 2018.
- Time Of The Writer (16-21 March 2019), in Durban, South Africa.
- Abantu Book Festival (05-09 December 2019), in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- The South African Book Fair (09 September 2019), in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- The Open Book Festival (04-08 September 2019) in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rémy can be reached in any of the following ways.