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QnA with Rémy Ngamije

Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian novelist, short story writer, essayist, columnist, and photographer. His debut novel “The Eternal Audience Of One” is available from Blackbird Books and Amazon. He also writes for brainwavez.org, a writing collective based in South Africa. He is the editor-in-chief of Namibia’s first literary magazine: Doek! His short stories have […]

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Nicole Dennis-Benn: Patsy

“Just two years shy of thirty, Patsy has nothing to show for it besides the flimsy brown envelope that she uses to shade herself from the white-hot glare of the sun. the envelope contains all her papers — from birth certificate to vaccination records. But most importantly, it carries her dream, a dream every Jamaican […]

QnA with Darnell Lamont Walker

1. Why did you become a filmmaker? I’ve always been a writer of all things creative. As a kid, I started with short stories, then poetry, then stage plays, and once I found myself in Hollywood, the natural thing became television and film. Looking back, becoming a filmmaker was always a dream, but being from […]

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QnA with Rémy Ngamije

Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian novelist, short story writer, essayist, columnist, and photographer. His debut novel “The Eternal Audience Of One” is available from Blackbird Books and Amazon. He also writes for brainwavez.org, a writing collective based in South Africa. He is the editor-in-chief of Namibia’s first literary magazine: Doek! His short stories have […]

QnA with Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

The 2019 winners of the annual Sunday Times Literary Awards – considered to be the most prestigious literary accolades in the country – have just been announced. The Barry Ronge Fiction Prize was awarded to Siphiwe Ndlovu for her debut novel, The Theory of Flight (Penguin Fiction), while Terry Kurgan received the Alan Paton Award […]

QnA with Darnell Lamont Walker

1. Why did you become a filmmaker? I’ve always been a writer of all things creative. As a kid, I started with short stories, then poetry, then stage plays, and once I found myself in Hollywood, the natural thing became television and film. Looking back, becoming a filmmaker was always a dream, but being from […]

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"What's next for Rémy?

As a writer: to continue pursuing a lifestyle that permits me to write...

As a reader: to immerse myself more in this activity that has always been welcoming and comforting.”

Many thanks to @cheekynatives for this interview: https://t.co/rYqAekTKw3

"The immigrant dream is to land in a place, secure work and an income, find love if one doesn’t have it, gain a foothold in society, and then, hopefully, build towards a new and better life.”

Q&A with @cheekynatives about The Eternal Audience Of One: https://t.co/rYqAekTKw3

I’ve never been the child of a citizen—a fully enfranchised member of society with a clear sense of belonging. I’m the child of immigrant parents…they constantly strive to provide you with a life they’re aware they never had.”

Q&A with the @CheekyNatives https://t.co/rYqAelblnB

"I was interested in migration and the way foreign places shape people’s desires, fears, and ambitions.”

Thanks to the @CheekyNatives for this Q&A session about The Eternal Audience of One: https://t.co/rYqAekTKw3

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