Darryl David

Darryl Earl David, van Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, is die enigste Indiër-dosent van Afrikaans in Suid-Afrika. Vir die afgelope 20 jaar is die Afrikaanse letterkunde totaal en al sy lewe.

Maar hy is veral bekend as die stigter van Suid-Afrika (en Afrika) se enigste Boekedorp, Richmond in die Karoo.

Hy is ook die persoon wat boekefeeste op die literêre kaart van Suid-Afrika gevestig het. Hy is die stigter van die BookBedonnerd Fees op Richmond, die Schreiner-fees op Cradock, die Midlands Literary Festival in Howick, die JM Coetzee-fees op Richmond, die Breyten Breytenbach-boekefees op Montagu, en die enigste Kinderboekfees in Suid-Afrika, wat in Pietermaritzburg gehou word; en onlangs het hy die reëling van die Fugard-fees oorgeneem.

Hy is ook die medeskrywer van twee boeke: 101 Country Churches of SA en A Platteland Pilgrimage: 102 Country Churches of SA. Hy werk tans aan twee nuwe boeke wat hopelik aan die einde van 2015 klaar sal wees. Sy vyfde boek, het hy homself belowe, sal ‘n roman wees.

Etienne van Heerden-veldsoirée

Darryl David Feeste 2017-08-11

"Tydens die naweek van 22 tot 24 September gaan die eerste Etienne van Heerden-veldsoirée plaasvind. In Cradock, op Buffelshoek, waar Olive Schreiner se sarkofaag is. Langs die plaas waar Etienne van Heerden lank as kind gebly het. En by Die Tuishuise, waar groot dele van Etienne se jongste roman Die Wêreld van Charlie Oeng geskryf is."

Press release: Update on Durban's bid for Unesco City of Literature

Darryl David Books and writers 2017-06-08

"'We’re in the home stretch,' says Darryl Earl David, former Head of Afrikaans at UKZN, founder of South Africa’s national Booktown in the Karoo, and the man heading Durban’s bid for Unesco City of Literature status."

Durban bidding to become a Unesco City of Literature

Darryl David Books and writers 2017-04-06

Breaking news: "We have lodged our formal announcement with Unesco that Durban is going to bid to become South Africa’s and Africa’s first Unesco City of Literature." Read it first on LitNet.

Ahmed Kathrada, the librarian of Robben Island

Darryl David In memoriam 2017-03-30

"RIP Great Soul. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days. And may they name a library in your honour one day soon."

Adam Small-fees 2017: Fotoblad deur Darryl David

Darryl David Feeste 2017-03-01

Die Adam Small-fees het 24 tot 26 Februarie 2017 in Pniël plaasgevind. Darryl David, organiseerder van die fees, deel sy foto's.

'n Onderhoud oor die Adam Small-fees in Pniël

Darryl David, Naomi Meyer Onderhoude 2016-12-01

"Maar 24–26 Februarie 2017 gaan ‘n geskiedkundige naweek wees. ‘n Fees vir Adam Small. Niemand verdien dit méér nie."

Photos: The Star Soweto Literary Festival 2016

Darryl David Books and writers 2016-08-24

The Star Soweto Literary Festival 2016 took place from 19 to 21 August. Darryl David shares some of his photos with LitNet.

Midlands Literary Festival 2016

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-12

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is just around the corner, two weekends away, on 27–28 August.

Announcement: Soweto Literary Festival

Darryl David Books and writers 2016-06-28

"I say start a literary festival in one of the most famous places on the planet - Soweto. And I believe all races will come to Soweto for such a literary festival."

The South African Independent Publishers Awards 2016

Darryl David Books and writers 2016-03-02

Booktown Richmond is proud to announce, for the second time, the South African Independent Publishers Awards - awards that recognise excellence in the burgeoning field of self-published books in South Africa.

Darryl David se woord van die jaar 2015

Darryl David LitNet se Afrikaanse woord van die jaar 2016 2015-11-30

Wat is Darryl David se #litnetwoord2015?

His Master's Voice

Darryl David English 2015-11-25

"So I will build a sarcophagus in my heart for you. My memories of you will form the rocks of this shrine."

Fotoblad deur Darryl David: BookBedonnerdfees 2015

Darryl David Boeke en skrywers 2015-10-28

Darryl David staan pa vir die Richmondfees. Hy deel sy feesfoto's van vanjaar.

Darryl David on the Bo(o)kbedonnerd Festival 2015

Darryl David, Naomi Meyer Onderhoude 2015-10-15

"I always take flak for mixing Afrikaans and English speakers in sessions. But I truly believe one should promote multilingualism. Otherwise you will get only Afrikaans speakers listening to Afrikaans writers and English speakers for English books."

Interview: Midlands Literary Festival 2015

Darryl David Books and writers 2015-08-19

"People from far and wide have phoned to say how happy they are that we are bringing a more inclusive, more festive offering to Durban."

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