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Introducing the Olongo Talk Series


Beginning this January, we want to re-introduce our quarterly Olongo Talk Series, where we host writers of various genres to have conversations around relevant themes, histories, and other inspirations. We have had one such event in the past year, but we hope to make it a regular feature going forward. On January 14, 2022, we […]

[REVIEW] On Nicknames and the Ringmasters


“We were clowns, children, things….” So starts Rémy Ngamije’s The Giver of Nicknames, where readers are launched into the mind of a hyper-literate narrator who recounts his teenagehood at a private Catholic School in Namibia. From the beginning, Ngamije’s sets out to make the reader aware of the title character’s deft use of language, more […]