The Library Of Africa & The African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a private library in Accra, Ghana, which was founded in 2017 by Sylvia Arthur. Using 1,300 of her own books, which she’d accumulated over a period of about five years.
Her idea was to give local people access to contemporary, culturally-relevant literature not easily available in Ghana. The majority of the books in her collection were by writers of African descent.
The LOATAD organise a number of public events including author readings, film screenings, live performances and spoken word, talks and debates, and literary dinners.