Namibia
Rémy Ngamije
Rémy Ngamije is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer living and working in Windhoek, Namibia, with academic credentials in English literature and law from the University Of Cape Town. On the run from a career in law he has chosen to pursue his creative interests instead. Only time will tell if he has chosen wisely.

When he is indoors he enjoys reading long form journalism, composing short fiction, making playlists, finding obscurities from the Internet with which to distract friends, and, to his surprise, first-person shooters (even though he is quite terrible at them). Outdoors, he enjoys street photography, cycling, swimming, basketball, and hiking. He jogged. Once. Maybe twice.

As you can tell, Rémy is quite the third personist and this bio could harp on if given the chance. Suffice it to say the following:

1. He was born in Rwanda, raised in Namibia, but did most of his maturing in South Africa and considers himself an eternal outsider.

2. He enjoys a challenge and believes that what cannot be done will soon be.

3. He currently manages remythequill.com, an online hub for his creative projects and also owns and manages Salsa Windhoek, Windhoek’s only full-time salsa club and collective.

4. He has never turned down a sausage roll in his life. Ever.

South Africa City: Windhoek, Namibia
Email: remyn at (this domain)
Twitter: @remythequill


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Let Me School You Cats On How To Read Comic Books When You Live In A Small Town And You're Poor
While the Marvel and DC film studios flood cinemas worldwide with their superhero adaptations one comics fan recalls a past in which comic books and graphic novels were both expensive and inaccessible to a whole generation of readers and were frowned upon as being relevant reading material by the literature orthodoxy.
Posted: 31 August 2018  |  View Comments


Windhoek's Doodle Sessions Draw People Together
Once a month drawing enthusiasts in Namibia's capital city get their sketch pads, pens, pencils, and crayons out and prepare to spend an afternoon doodling away, creating art, and arguing about the importance of lightsabers.
Posted: 29 September 2015  |  View Comments


Teju Cole Examines The African Supercity
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There are serious costs attached to keeping things old school on a trip to the post office to mail some letters, such as being harassed by a belly button.



The DK Army
After years of traversing university life with the aid of Wikipedia and Google a chance encounter with a Dorling Kindersley book conjures thoughts of the good old days when learning meant going to the Windhoek Public Library and fighting to the death for the right to borrow a DK book.