LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 fellows announced

The fellows of the LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Monday, January 29, 2024.

The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a private library, archive, writing residency, and museum dedicated to the work of African and Diaspora writers from the late 19th century to the present day. Founded by Sylvia Arthur in 2023, it is an important space for building the writing community in Ghana and the wider African continent.

The organisation regularly hosts residencies for writers who wish to spend time at the venue. The latest of these is the LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency aimed at breaking down barriers between writers from across the continent and the Diaspora and bringing them together around a common purpose and theme.

On Monday, LOATAD announced that they had received 442 applications from across Africa and the Diaspora for the 12 places on the residency. The fellows were to grapple with the question, “What is Africa to Me? individually and in community” in Accra. Those who will be attending it are;

  • Moustafa Ahmad (Somaliland)
  • Tia Bannon (UK)
  • Tom Correia (Brazil)
  • Asheda Dwyer (Jamaica/Canada)
  • Laila Garroni (Brazil)
  • Kirstie Kwarteng (US/Ghana)
  • Munganyende (The Netherlands/Rwanda)
  • Kéchi Nne Nomu (Nigeria)
  • Kim M. Reynolds (USA)
  • Nina Rizzi (Brazil)
  • Helen Tamrat (USA)
  • Crystal Kwadwo Tettey (Ghana/Madagascar)

To learn more about these fellows, please click here.


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