The Eternal Audience of One, by Remy Ngamije (Scout Press 2022)

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Remy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian writer, and founder of Doek Literary Magazine, a prominent online journal of African writing. In this somewhat picaresque novel he explores family, migration, race and identity through the exploits of Seraphin and his friends who are studying law at a university in Cape Town. Set over a year, with regular flashbacks to his and other character's pasts, the novel builds a portrait of a continent struggling to shake off its colonial and racist past. It could perhaps have benefitted from a tighter edit, but it's by turns funny, shocking, sexy and moving. Expect more from this writer.