Editorial Team Meet the editors bringing Namibian and African writing to the world.

Kay-Leigh De SousaFiction

Kay-Leigh is a Namibian freelance writer and editor from Windhoek. She holds a BA in English literature and drama at Rhodes University in South Africa, two disciplines reliant on the art of storytelling. A reader, foremost, Kay-Leigh is an advocate for African stories being heard around the world. In 2019 she co-wrote and published an ebook on mental health in the African context: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Mubanga KalimamukwentoFiction

Mubanga is a Zambian writer, lawyer, and the author of The Mourning Bird (Jacana, 2019) which won the Dinaane Fiction Award. She won the 2019 Kalemba Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Nobrow and Bristol Short Story Prizes. Her work has appeared in the Red Rock Review, Dreamers Creative Writing, the Advocates for Human Rights, Two Sisters, the Menteur, SyncityNG, Overland, Doek! and other places. She’s an alumna of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellowship and the Young African Leaders Initiative. She is a current MFA candidate at Hamline University.

Mutaleni NadimiFiction

Mutaleni is a Namibian writer, filmmaker, and publishing professional. She holds an MA in Anthropology from Leiden University and a BA in Film from Bennington College. She is a former Editorial and Production Manager at the University of Namibia Press and currently works at Erasmus University Rotterdam’s data and publication department in the Netherlands.

Rémy NgamijeEditor-in-Chief

Rémy is a Rwandan-born Namibian writer and photographer. His debut novel The Eternal Audience Of One was first published in South Africa by Blackbird Books and is available worldwide from Scout Press (S&S). His work has appeared in Litro Magazine, AFREADA, The Johannesburg Review of Books, Brainwavez, The Amistad, The Kalahari Review, American Chordata, Doek!, Azure, Sultan’s Seal, Santa Ana River Review, Columbia Journal, New Contrast, Necessary Fiction, Silver Pinion, Lolwe, and Granta, among others, with more forthcoming in numerous publications. He won the Africa Regional Prize of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing in 2020 and 2021 and was also longlisted and shortlisted for the 2020 and 2021 Afritondo Short Story Prizes respectively. In 2019 he was shortlisted for Best Original Fiction by Stack Magazines.

Zanta NkumaneNonfiction

Zanta is a Swazi freelance writer, journalist and ex-scientist. His work has been published in OkayAfrica, This Is Africa, Mail & Guardian, Racebaitr, Kalahari Review, City Press, The Johannesburg Review Of Books, New Frame, Doek!, and Lolwe. He has work forthcoming work in We F**king Here (iwawelabooks), a queer sex anthology. He completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology from the University of Cape Town and his honours degree in journalism and media studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Ibilola OdunlamiCopy

Ibilola is a Namibian-Nigerian freelance copy editor and aspiring illustrator from Windhoek. She holds a BA Languages degree in Journalism from the University of Pretoria, and an Honours degree in Journalism and Media Technology from Namibia University of Science and Technology. With an appetite for strong local content, Ibilola is an enthusiastic participant in the advancement of Namibia’s creative industry.

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