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The Eternal Audience of One – Rémy Ngamije | A Book Review

The Eternal Audience of One - Rémy Ngamije

Title: The Eternal Audience of One

Author: Rémy Ngamije

Genre: Literary Fiction

About the book: It’s a standalone novel following a young man named Séraphin who flees Rwanda during the Civil War and starts a new life in South Africa. It’s a coming of age story that explores relationships, identity, and race.

I received a copy from Simon & Schuster via a giveaway hosted by Book Riot.

First impressions: The title is interesting. For some reason, it took me a while to make out the cover. I was looking forward to seeing where the story would go. There’s a short prologue, and I found myself enjoying the beginning of the book.

Characters: Séraphin is a complex individual who makes mistakes but matures along the way. He’s not perfect and isn’t always the most likeable. That said, I liked Séraphin’s interactions with his family and friends. The novel follows a lot of different characters. For me, it was tough to keep track of everyone at first.

Quote:

“It’s easy to live and work with someone when you don’t owe them an apology.”

Writing: It’s a bit under 400 pages long, and the chapters aren’t too long. Ngamije examines many different issues in detail. There were some sexual and explicit scenes as well.

Final thoughts: I didn’t know how the author would wrap everything up, but I was satisfied by the ending. If you want to read a funny yet serious story about a young man growing up in a new city, check out The Eternal Audience of One.


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