The Custodians of African literature is a literary and humanitarian organization headed by Patience Andrew, having Farida Adamu, Jennifer Dafwat and Daisy Odey as its ambassadors. COAL has an inspirational model that seeks to promote and improve values, accessibility to African literature through the use of particularly poetry, spoken word and other forms of creative writing as tools. As an organization dedicated to encourage creative writing, we thereby provide platforms, support to develop the creativity of writers in touch with the organization. We hope to see a society of youths who will be involved in building up a more creative, intelligent and proactive society through literature. We make literary platforms available for interested youths in the art of creative writing and the performing aspects of it. COAL strongly believes in community development, and hopes to raise young Female ambassadors who will believe in community development, truth, justice, love and integrity.
WHY FEMALE AMBASSADORS
As a result of the historical disparity in the statistics between successful male and female writers, Coal’s Ambassadors are women of proven intellectual pedigree. This structure is more than symbolic with the desire for top leadership to encourage and ensure adequate participation of young women in the organisation’s various platforms. Therefore, Coal is underscoring the rising need to increase the number of women in all creative fields of literature in all of Africa.
To promote creative writing by providing online and offline platforms for creative writers and spoken word artists in Africa.