Library of Africa and African Diaspora announces West African Writer Fellowship residents

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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. 

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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

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