Namibian-Rwandan author Remy Ngamije has secured an international publishing deal for his debut novel The Eternal Audience of One.

The book, which was published in South Africa in 2019 by BlackBird Books, will be published in the US by Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Ngamije’s short stories have appeared in “Litro Magazine, AFREADA, The Johannesburg Review of Books, The Amistad, The Kalahari Review, American Chordata, Doek!, Azure, Sultan’s Seal, Santa Ana River Review, Columbia Journal, New Contrast, Necessary Fiction, Silver Pinion, and Lolwe. He has been longlisted for the 2020 Afritondo Short Story Prize” and most recently made history as the first writer of Namibian-Rwandan descent to be shortlisted for the Caine Prize.

His debut novel The Eternal Audience of One was included in Brittle Paper’s ‘Top 15 Debut Books of 2019’.

BlackBird Books issued a press release as well as an announcement on twitter:

Ngamije is delighted by the news as evident in a quote from the press release:

I am thrilled to be able to share this story with the wider world. Being a BlackBird Books author has been an enriching experience. It has driven home the importance of African writers being discovered by African publishers. Without Thabiso Mahlape’s vision, determination, and energy this milestone would not have been reached.

Brittle Paper congratulates Remi Ngamije!