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.

The Madibaland World Literary Festival: an interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Books and writers 2020-11-19

"We may be divided by oceans. We may be divided by time zones, and circumstances, and more. But we are linked by stories, by our desire to dialogue – and I think this festival will be the perfect chance to celebrate that."

Programme: Madibaland World Literary Festival 2020

Darryl David Books and writers 2020-11-19

"There has never been a festival quite like the Madibaland World Literary Festival – and you’re invited," says Darryl David, Director of the Madibaland World Literary Festival. Here is the full programme, as provided by Darryl David.

Press release: Madibaland World Literary Festival, 20–30 November 2020

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-03

"It’s going to be the festival of the year, beams Darryl David! 'It might very well be the only festival of the year, but boy will it make up for the many that we missed!'"

Racism by the book

Darryl David Books and writers 2020-06-22

"Is Niq saying what I think he is saying? That white judges will choose white winners? And, by implication, black judges will choose black winners? How else is one to interpret his quote, 'But when the judges are white, the people who win will be white'? The judging process is, at the best of times, a highly subjective act, and is not swayed by the race of judges."

The three-letter plague

Darryl David Opinion 2020-06-04

"This three-letter plague is also responsible for a few strange symptoms. It causes blindness in its followers."

The world’s largest online literary festival

Darryl David Books and writers 2020-04-16

"The coronavirus has turned the world on its head. Every day, I hear echoes of Morgan Freeman’s voice from the movie Deep impact in my head. The coronavirus is indeed a deep impact moment. As an evangelist of the literary arts, I have agonised over what this moment means for us."

Adam Small-fees 2020: ’n onderhoud met Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Feeste 2020-02-20

"Lank nadat ons dood is, gaan Adam Small in Pniël en die Afrikaanse letterkunde bly lewe." 

Adam Small-fees 2020: program

Darryl David Feeste 2020-02-13

Die Adam Small-fees vind van 21 tot 23 Februarie 2020 in Pniël plaas. Die program is saamgestel en aan LitNet verskaf deur Darryl David en aangebied in samewerking met die Pniël-museum.

BookBedonnerd XII: ’n onderhoud met Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Feeste 2019-10-23

"Hierdie fees, Naomi, het 'hart' – dis sonder fieterjasies. Dis ’n fees waar skrywers hulle eie boeke smous. En dis ’n fees waar ’n mens unieke boeke sal ontdek."

Hermanus, UNESCO City of Gastronomy? An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-19

Darryl David talks to Naomi Meyer about the leading of a very special bid.

Durban Literary Festival: An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Books and writers 2019-06-06

"Durban is not merely about sunshine, beaches, surfing and bunny chows.  ... We must ride the Unesco City of Literature wave – the first on South African shores and the first on the African continent. As a city, we need to honour and celebrate our literary heritage."

Pniël Adam Small Fees 2019: Darryl David gesels met Naomi Meyer

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Feeste 2019-02-15

"Die proses om die Adam Small-fees in die lewe te roep het my genees. Ek sê altyd vir mense: As jy Pniël toe gaan, voel jy die liefde. Sommige gemeenskappe is net so." Die Pniël Adam Small Fees vind vanaf 22 tot 24 Februarie plaas. Naomi Meyer het die feesorganiseerder, Darryl David, uitgevra.

Open letter to President Ramaphosa: support the true arts in this country

Darryl David Opinion 2019-01-04

"To use arts and culture money to record the favourite struggle songs of Jacob Zuma is a slap in the face of every artist and writer in this country."

Midlands Literary Festival 2018: Full programme

Darryl David Books and writers 2018-08-29

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is taking place at Fern Hill Hotel near Howick on 1 and 2 September 2018. Here is the full programme.

Die tweede Etienne van Heerden Veldsoirée: ’n onderhoud met Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Feeste 2018-08-21

"Ons het werklikwaar die ondersteuning van groot name in die Afrikaanse letterkunde gekry. Bibi Slippers, Dana Snyman, Etienne van Heerden, Ronelda Kamfer, Karin Brynard, Willie Burger, Fanie Olivier, Nathan Trantraal en Clinton du Plessis, om net ’n paar te noem."

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