Remy Ngamije signs international publishing deal for "Eternal Audience of One"

Remy Ngamije's debut novel The Eternal Audience of One has signed an international publishing deal
Remy Ngamije's debut novel The Eternal Audience of One has signed an international publishing deal

The Eternal Audience of One, the debut novel from Remy Ngamije released by Blackbird Books in 2019, just signed a publishing deal with Scout Press, an imprint of Schuster and Schuster.

The Eternal Audience of One is described as "a trans-generational, era-spanning, border-skipping tale of immigrant family, migration, marriage, friendship, race, love, and relationships, deftly held together by a local and international soundtrack, and the ambitions, dreams, and failures of the tale’s eclectic cast".

The debut novel follows the restless Seraphin Turihamwe as he traverses three countries; Namibia, Rwanda and Cape Town. 

In article published on his website, Windhoek to the World, the author shows appreciation to Blackbird Books and it's founder, Thabiso Mahlape.

Blackbird Books—the independent, black-owned, and female-led South African publisher who published a book that was “too long” and “too foreign”—will retain the rights to publish the book in SADC. This means a lot to me: home will always be the best place to win. Thabiso Mahlape—Blackbird Books’ founder—has my undying thanks for making me what I had always dreamed of being, what seemed an impossibility when rejection letters from agents zeroed in on my email address: an author.

Blackbird Books, formerly an imprint of Jacana Publishers has been independent since 1 April, 2020. Remy Ngamije is born in Rwanda and currently resides in Windhoek, where he works a a writer, educator, photographer and graphic designer. 

He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Doek!, Namibia's first literary magazine. His short story, The Neighbourhood Watch has been shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize For Africans in which the winner stands to win £10,000.