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Run up to the Festival

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!’

At the end of April I announced nothing more than a dream to create the world's largest online literary festival. Four months later I can proudly announce the launch of the inaugural MADIBALAND BOOK FESTIVAL from the 20-30 November 2020. For those not familiar with South Africa, the festival name was inspired by a travel book of the same name by well - known writer and journalist Denis Beckett, which in turn was inspired by a man who needs no introduction, a man known the world over - Nelson Mandela - who was lovingly called Madiba in this part of the world. The festival is a partnership between the University of the Western Cape and Book Town Richmond, the only Book Town in SA and on the African continent. The University of the Western Cape which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary will take charge of the online architecture for the festival, leaving Book Town Richmond to concentrate on what they do best - create unforgettable book festivals. And when you see the line - up for the inaugural festival it is clear that this festival has the potential to become the flagship international book festival to come out of SA.

And few would argue with the statement above when you peruse through the list of writers set to speak at the inaugural festival. There are literally writers from every corner of the world. And the who's who of SA writers have assembled for this festival.

The world’s largest literary festival | Darryl David | Books and writers (please read for context)