Remy Ngamije

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Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian author, editor, publisher, photographer, literary educator, and entrepreneur. His debut novel The Eternal Audience Of One was first published in South Africa by Blackbird Books and is available worldwide from Scout Press (S&S). In 2022 it was honoured with a Special Mention at the inaugural Grand Prix Panafricain De Litterature and won the inaugural African Literary Award from the Museum of the African Diaspora.

He won the Africa Regional Prize of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing in 2021 and 2020. He was longlisted and shortlisted for the 2020 and 2021 Afritondo Short Story Prizes respectively. In 2019 he was shortlisted for Best Original Fiction by Stack Magazines.

Rémy is the founder and chairperson of Doek, an independent arts organisation in Namibia supporting the literary arts and the editor-in-chief of Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia’s first and only literary magazine. He is also the founder and director of several literary initiatives such as the Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, the Doek Literary Festival, and the Doek Anthology.

His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in The Johannesburg Review of Books, American Chordata, Lolwe, LitHub, Granta, One Story, and many other places. More of his writing can be read on his website: remythequill.com

Remy’s MMF book is an epic dark comedy with political, social, and cultural commentary in its stewy story mix, a small African country becomes the focus of international news when the son of the country’s president commits crime while in the US on a diplomatic mission. Fleeing the US, he is sheltered back home by his father who maintains his innocence. A standoff ensues between the two countries—with the possibility of invasion looming. Narrated by the president’s right-hand man, a slick-talking, history-obsessed, and salsa-dancing assassin (codenamed No One), The Last Gospel According to No One is a contemporary exploration of power, ambition, the bonds of family and friendship, love and marriage, the hidden forces of history, and, the inevitable gravity of the future.

Thank you to the Abantu Book Festival for the photo of Remy.

 

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