Theme: What is Africa to Me?
Are you a writer of African descent from:
Does your work grapple with the complexities and nuances of what it means to be African, or of African descent, in the 21st century?
What is Africa to you?
The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) is thrilled to announce our new residency programme that brings together writers from across Africa and the Diaspora in the Motherland to collectively consider the question, What is Africa to Me? and individually produce a text in response.
Generously supported by Hawthornden Foundation, the LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency seeks to break down barriers between writers from across the continent and the Diaspora and bring them together physically, in community, around a common purpose and theme.
Inspired by Countee Cullen’s 1925 poem, Heritage, and Paul Gilroy’s seminal 1993 text, The Black Atlantic, this immersive residency experience is designed to stimulate thought, expand creativity, and produce new knowledge.
More info and application: https://loatad.org/blackatlantic/