Partners One is too small a number to make it alone.


Bank Windhoek is the proud and official partner of the Doek Literary Awards and the official sponsor of the 2024 Doek Literary Festival.


The Goethe-Institut Namibia is Venue & Transport Partner of the 2024 Doek Literary Festival.

Gondwana Collection Namibia is the Accommodation Partner of the 2024 Doek Literary Festival.


Turipamwe is the Design Partner of the 2024 Doek Literary Festival.


Doek’s work is regularly championed by the following organisations who share similar values:

AfroLit Sans Frontieres (South Africa) • Attila Giersch (Namibia) • Basler Afrika Bibliographen (Switzerland) • Cecile B Literary Agency (United States) • Berach Printing (Namibia) • The Book Den (Namibia) • Lolwe (Kenya) • OpenITMation (Namibia) • TED Laser (Namibia) • Uncle Spike’s Bookshop (Namibia) • WKH-Law (Namibia) • Zimba Kiggundu Quantity Surveyors (Namibia)


Afritondo Media (United Kingdom) • De Klerk, Jakob (Namibia) • De Silva, Bonita (Namibia) • Dukunde, Amélie (Germany) • The Dunaiski Family (Namibia) • Habimana, Gilbert (Namibia) • Kiggundu, Louis Kato (Namibia) • Luvindao, Tshuka (Namibia) • Mucyo, Ange (Namibia) • Ngamije, Rémy (Namibia) • Scholtz, Heike (Namibia) • Smuts, David (Namibia)


Doek is constantly in search of mutually beneficial partnerships with local, national, and international people and organisations who share the same values.

While Doek does not currently fund projects outside of its mandate in the literary arts, it supports initiatives that are ancillary to the achievement of its goals. Such activities include, but are are not limited to the following:

  • literacy, translation, and publishing;
  • arts education and production;
  • cultural and heritage preservation;
  • transformation, racial, and gender equality;
  • youth empowerment and the promotion of human rights;
  • and, environmental protection and community development.

Cover Image: Door Of Opportunity.
Kolmanskop, Namibia.
© Phillip Klausner.