Adinkra Craft and Poetry Workshops with Dr. Afua Ansong
4-7 January 2023 | LOATAD Frafraha | In Person Only | Pay What You Want Each workshop is designed to introduce writers to poetic elements of the selected Adinkra symbol and allow them an intimate space to generate stories, poems, and songs that reflect their own personal experiences or cultural heritage. Participants will leave with…
You’re Invited to a Celebration of African Unity!
Join us on Saturday, 26 November 2022 at 2.30 pm at the historic Du Bois Centre in Accra for a free public showcase of our #AU20 Writers-in-Residence work on the theme, “Our Africa, Our Future,” as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the African Union. Meet the five writers and listen as they read from…
Announcing our AU20 Writing Residents
The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) is pleased to announce the five writers from across Africa selected to be in residence with us at LOATAD in Accra, Ghana, this month for the AU20 “Our Africa, Our Future” writing residency in partnership with the African Union, the UNDP, and Africa No Filter: Meet…
Apply to the AU20 “Our Africa, Our Future” Writing Residency
Deadline: 30 September 2022 This year, the African Union celebrates its 20th anniversary since the organization’s establishment at the Durban Summit of July 2002. Dubbed AU20, the celebrations are taking place under the theme “Our Africa, Our Future” and will focus on the AU’s initiatives, successes, impact, challenges and the way forward. As part of this…
We’re on a break!
After a busy seven months, we are taking a well-earned break! Though the library is closed, we will continue to be open online, posting news, happenings, and opportunities on our social media pages. We’ll brb. See you soon! Image: Nipah Dennis
The 2022 LOATAD WAW Residency Comes to an End
Our 2022 West African Writers (WAW) Residency is officially over! What a joy it’s been these past five months to be in community with writers, thinkers, and all-round good people from across the region! Since February, we’ve hosted 18 writers, including two from our Digital Residency, at LOATAD in Accra. For most, this was their…
Open Call: Residency and Production Programme for West African and Scottish Writers
Six mid-career/established writers from West Africa and Scotland will be given the space and resources to create new work during two exciting cross-cultural residencies in the Scottish Highlands and in Ghana. Writers will also take part in a supporting digital programme of connection, which will expand the scope of the residencies. and facilitate the production…
Work to begin on construction of new eco-library in Nsutam
Work on the construction of a new mudLIBRARY, an eco-friendly library that makes the most out of materials from the environment in which it is set, is due to begin next week (11 July). The library is a partnership between Austrian architectural NGO, Archifair, Ghanaian construction company, Hive Earth, and LOATAD’s #BookDropGhana campaign.
West African Writers showcase the best in contemporary literature
Thank you to everyone who came out for our “Readings by West African Writers” event last Saturday. It was a special night of listening, discussion, and learning and it was a testament to the power and diversity of contemporary West African literature. Huge thanks to our readers, our wonderful #WAWResidents: 💐 Barth Akpah 🇱🇷🇳🇬💐 Molara Wood…
Ghana Creative Community Meetup
Big Thanks to everyone who attended our first Ghana Creative Community Meetup and Open Forum last Sunday! Writers, bloggers, photographers and supporters came through in their numbers to get together in community and discuss the joys and challenges of being a creative in Ghana. Massive thanks to Henneh Kwaku Kyereh for leading a live service…