Festival Writers


The 2022 Doek Literary Festival brought together writers from Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom in Windhoek for three days of sharing knowledge about storytelling and literary production.

Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian writer and photographer. He is the founder, chairperson, and artministrator of Doek, an independent arts organisation in Namibia supporting the literary arts. He is also the editor-in-chief of Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia’s first and only literary magazine.

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); it was honoured with a Special Mention at the inaugural Grand Prix Panafricain De Litterature in 2022.

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. His work has appeared in Granta, One Story, Lolwe, LitHub, The Johannesburg Review of Books, American Chordata, Columbia Journal, New Contrast, Necessary Fiction, Hypertext Magazine and many other places.
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