He wins the award for his debut novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
Namibian writer, Rémy Ngamije, has been announced as the winner of the first edition of the Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards for his novel, The Eternal Audience of One.
The five finalists of this year’s prize were: Sulaiman Addonia (Silence Is My Mother Tongue), Wayétu Moore (The Dragons, The Giant, The Women), Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home), Rémy Ngamije (The Eternal Audience of One), and Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ (Unbury Our Dead With Song).
The award is awarded annually, “in recognition of an author who has produced a work of literary excellence and taken a leadership role in promoting writing and literacy in their local community.”
The prize is judged by African Book Club co-Founder, Faith Adiele; Elizabeth Gessel; and, and Nia McAllister.