About

Sylvia Arthur builds cultural institutions and movements that reframe history through a minoritised lens.

She is the founder of the Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD), a decolonised library, archive, writing residency, and research institute based in Accra, Ghana. She is an advocate for the restitution of African literary archives to the continent and has delivered numerous talks and presentations on the subject.

She is a 2022 National Geographic Explorer whose work to document the stories of African women aged 60+ and restore them to history through the creation of an expansive oral archive is ongoing.

Sylvia is a two-time TEDx speaker, an Africa No Filter Narrative Champion, and a Creative Activism Award recipient.