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Located in Accra, Ghana, LOATAD (Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora) is a library dedicated to championing and preserving the work of writers from Africa and the diaspora from the late 19th century to the present day. One of its flagship projects is the organisation of writing residencies aimed at writers of all levels from 16 West African countries.

The 2023 session will welcome a total of 12 writers split into one-month residency periods. A third of the places will be reserved for local Ghanaian writers, and women will represent half of participants, as will those aged under 35. During this residency, each writer will have to work on a written project set to be published at the end of the year.

The aim is to give writers the time, space and resources they need to work on a long-term project, thereby boosting their skills and confidence and, above all, helping them to create a network in the sphere of literature.