Filemon Iiyambo Writer • Editor • Educator

Filemon Iiyambo is a writer, former newspaper columnist for the Namibian Sun, and a social commentator for the New Era Newspaper. He holds BA and BA Honours in English Literature from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He currently works as an educator.

Filemon’s work was included in Brittle Paper’s Erotic Africa and Isele Magazine. His short story “December” was shortlisted for the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, while “Their Mother’s Words” was shortlisted in 2023. His short story “A Thousand Ungovernable Voices” was published in Now Now: The 2023 Doek Anthology. He was a fellow of the Narrating Namibia, Narrating Africa Doek Emerging Writers Program and a member of the 2022-2023 Doek Collective. In 2023 he guest-edited Lolwe, one of the most influential African literary magazines, becoming the first Namibian to be invited to do so. Also in 2023, his short story “Nandjila” won second prize at the National Literary Festival of Namibia. Filemon is currently working on a novel.

Author image: Namafu Amutse.