We are a Literary Organization with the goal of promoting African Literature through the provision of expressive platforms for writers and communities.
COAL’s mission is to become a leading platform for budding writers.
OUR CORE VALUES
At the heart of COAL, our core values are;
We promote Literature through the provision of platforms for readers, writers and lovers of art. These include:
COAL’s Book Affairs is an event of readings, literary discussions, interactions and book review with a guest author. Book Affairs is aimed at encouraging the reading of African literature by making these available. It is also aimed at boosting the reading culture in our immediate community of readers.
- To inspire intelligent and inspiring discussions
- To create an opportunity for a one on one mentorship experience with published authors.
- To create a market for authors
- To create publicity for African writers and their works
- To promote the act of reading African literature
- To make different African literature available to a wide range of readers
COAL’S Open Mic is an event of performances in genres such as spoken word poetry, short story readings and music performances from anyone who needs the space. Open Mic allows the audience and literary professionals to constructively critique their literary and creative works. An additional package that comes with COAL’s Open is the Civic engagement.
- To create a one-on-one mentorship platform for writers and performance arts.
- To inspire intellectual and inspiring discussions
- To give all writers of different genres an expressive platform.
COAL’s workshops range from literary and creative collaborations with other art and technical forms such as photography, technology, film, theatre, music etc. It features resource professionals in different fields of specialty. Our workshops aim at creating innovative exchange collaborations in different professions that is beneficial to all involved.
We create social impact through civic engagements and different community focused initiatives. We notice social problems and move to solve them; this is proven in our previously initiated projects such as Echoes Within, COAL-CAPRECON Sanitary Outreach and others.
COAL SCHOOL CLUB:
The “Catch them young” mantra is as old as time itself. The school club tries to improve the reading culture amongst students in the hope that this would translate into a deep discipline for reading and learning for pleasure. It also hopes to expose these students to other avenues of expression e.g. spoken word.