The Library of Africa and African Diaspora has announced its West African Writer fellowship residents for 2022.
The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora is an Accra-based research library, archive, writing residency, and institute that has been committed to the work of Africans and Africans in diaspora writers for a long time.
Last year, the library announced a new residency program for writers who are citizens of any of the sixteen West African countries. The residency offers committed writers working on a long-term project, convenient space, and uninterrupted time and space to focus solely on their creative work in a great environment, along with other writers from across the region.
The announcement received a total of 120 applications from nine West African countries and a mixture of emerging and established writers with works ranging from fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, etc. A total of eighteen residents were selected, and they include :
- Molara Wood, from Nigeria
- Joseph Kaifala, from Sierra Leone
- Nzinga Bandida, from Côte D’Ivoire
- Cheryl S. Ntumy, from Ghana
- Shedrack Akanbi, from Nigeria
- FerdulisZita Odome Angone, from Senegal
- Nathaniel Soonest, from Nigeria
- Adam Nyang , from Gambia
- Linford Kennedy Amankwaa, from Ghana
- Epifania Amoo Adare, from Ghana
- Ivana Okotowaa Ofori, from Ghana
- Bartholomew C. Akpah, from Liberia
- Okupe Mofiyinfoluwa, from Nigeria
- Henneh Kwaku Kyereh, from Ghana
- Araba Ofori Acquah, from Ghana
- Akumbu Uche, from Nigeria
- Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, from Ghana
- Immaculata Abba, from Nigeria