April 28, 2022 | 10:15 am GMT / 12:15 pm CET | In Person | Venue: Debating Room (3rd floor), Literaturhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zürich | Language: The interview will be held in English.
Gesa Schneider, Director of Literaturhaus Zürich, talks to Sylvia Arthur, who is visiting Switzerland from Accra (Ghana) in April and May as part of a research grant made possible by Pro Helvetia.
The “Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora” (LOATAD) in Accra, Ghana, is a library, but also an archive, a museum, a writing residency, and a research facility: It is dedicated to the collection and visualization of authors from Africa and the diaspora from the late 19th century to the present. Talks, workshops, film screenings and much more are organized. In addition to her work as a culture initiator, Sylvia Arthur is one of West Africa’s outstanding young activists and essayists. This afternoon she will talk to Gesa Schneider about the development of the house and show the challenges and perspectives for the future.