the miss lou library of archives and research is named after jamaica’s brilliant, visionary, and prolific storyteller louise bennett who challenged the legacies of colonization by legitimizing the jamaica nation language through the documentation, preservation, performance and celebration of the language. the in-house reference library houses over 1200 titles ranging from afrikan oral storytelling traditions, pan afrikan revolutionaries, wombanisms, and spirituality to theatre for development, queer black identities, radical arts education models, and love .
currently YEMOYA is seeking a sponsor to assist in shipping these titles from canada to cape town. please contact us for further information regarding this endeavor.
the library also supports the exploration, preservation, and expansion of afrikan oral storytelling traditions within and outside of afrika and plays an integral role in YEMOYA’s mission to help afrikan artists develop holistically. the archives and research department is the hub of critical thinking providing a space for the meeting of intellectual pursuit and the orality of storytelling.