Partners The organisations and people that supported Namibia's first international literary festival.

2022 COLLABORATION PARTNER: UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA’S INTERNATIONAL CHAIR OF CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM

Funding, conceptualisation resources, planning capacity, and organisational support for the inaugural edition of the Doek Literary Festival was made possible through the patronage of the University of East Anglia’s International Chair of Creative Writing.

Doek thanks the 2022 International Chair of Creative Writing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and the 2022 International Chair of Creative Writing Co-Ordinator, Professor Jean McNeil, for their generosity, time, and presence throughout the planning, organisation, and hosting of the Doek Literary Festival.

2022 OFFICIAL SPONSOR: BANK WINDHOEK

The festival was generously supported by Bank Windhoek, a member of the Capricorn Group. In particular, the following people are thanked for championing the hosting of this milestone event: Jacquiline Pack (Head of Communications), Bronwyn Moody (Head of Corporate Social Responsibility), Samuel Linyondi (Corporate Communications), Suzette January (Corporate Communications), and Veno Mbuende (Corporate Communications).

2022 DESIGN PARTNER: TURIPAMWE

The festival’s aesthetics and collaterals were designed by Turipamwe Design, the 2022 Design Partner of the Doek Literary Festival. Many thanks are extended to the Turipamwe team for the creativity and numerous kindnesses: Tanya Stroh (Design Lead), Brice Mihigo (Finance), Elrico Gawanab (Design), Dudley Minie (Design), and Jean-Claude Tjutamunisa (Intern).

2022 VENUE PARTNER: GOETHE-INSTITUT NAMIBIA

The 2022 Doek Literary Festival was hosted at the Goethe-Institut Namibia. In addition to this, the Goethe-Institut Namibia made Zukiswa Wanner’s appearance at the Doek Literary Festival possible. The Goethe-Institut Namibia’s team is thanked for their patient and encouraging support: Dennis Schroder (Director), Detlef Pfeifer (Head of Library & Information), Michelle Namases (Cultural Programs), and Brandon Namaseb (Technical Services).

WINDHOEK BOOK DEN

Thank you to Elmarie Kotze and Bruni Lubbe for providing the festival’s books.

MUSICAL PERFORMERS

The festival’s music performances provided a well-rounded artistic experience for the festival goers. Special thanks are extended to: Querida (vocals & guitar), Gabes (percussion), and Slow (guitar).

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Photography for the 2022 Doek Literary Festival was provided by the 2021 Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards, Visual Arts Winner Namafu Amutse.

THE DOEK TEAM

Thanks, too, are extended to the Doek team for their ongoing efforts in nurturing a reading and writing culture in Namibia:

The Doek Arts Trust: The Honourable Justice David Smuts (Patron), Jakob De Klerk (Treasurer), Bonita De Silva (Trustee), Cara Mia Dunaiski (Secretary), Louis Kato Kiggundu (Trustee), Rémy Ngamije (Chairperson), and Heike Scholtz (Trustee)

The Doek Collective: Charmaine //Gamxamus, Roxane Bayer, Kay-Leigh De Sousa, Ndawedwa Denga Hanghuwo, Katherine Hunter, Filemon Iiyambo, Dalene Kooper, and Ange Mucyo.

Doek Intern: Alexandra Dunaiski