FLYafrica Magazine, Issue 10

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Library of African origin authors brings

a return to reading

The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (Loatad) is a boon for bibliophiles in Accra. Here you can explore its collection of more than 4,000 books by authors of African descent or book a stay at one of its guest rooms, themed around pioneering writers. Loatad founder Sylvia Arthur (right) talks to FLYafrica about how the collection grew out of her own love of reading and how she hopes the West Legon library and its outreach projects in Ghana will connect the country to its literary heritage as well as champion literacy and creativity.