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Tues, Feb 2—Hope and Optimism in Spite of Present Difficulties
February 2, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
“Hope and optimism in spite of present difficulties.”—John Muafangejo, Namibian visual artist
Rémy Ngamije is an award-winning, Rwandan-born Namibian writer and photographer, and the founder, chairperson, and artministrator of Doek, an independent arts organization in Namibia supporting the literary arts. Rémy will share with us how he uses his craft to “join the struggle” and how certain artistic truths gleaned from Namibia—a challenging and lesser known country in southern Africa—could find resonance with the contemporary moment.
“The resurfacing and rewarding of fascism, racism, bigotry in various political arenas over the past couple of years has hindered projects championing freedom, equality, and justice… With hard work from various grass roots organizations around the world, territory of all kinds—intellectual, political, economic, and artistic—is being won back. ”
Ngamije is the founder, chairperson, and artministrator of Doek, an independent arts organisation in Namibia supporting the literary arts. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Doek! Literary Magazine, Namibia’s first and only literary magazine. His debut novel The Eternal Audience of One is forthcoming from Scout Press. He was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing and the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship in 2020.