J.D. du Toit

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J.D. du Toit (Totius) (1877-1953) Son of S.J. du Toit. Theologian, celebrated lyric poet (under the pseudonym Totius) and campaigner for the language rights of Afrikaans.

As a student he initially did translations, wrote short stories and - according to Ludwig Binge (1969), even some plays. While at school he wrote a short piece called Di Twé Susters under his early pseudonym Jaduto. ** In the 1920s he apparently advised Hendrik Hanekom against going on tour as a professional, considering it a desecration of the Afrikaans culture to perform for money. (Hanekom had written to ask “Totius” for a play).

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