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Victoria Ellen Smith

Victoria Ellen Smith is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana. Her research interests include2 0th century Ghanaian literature and literary networks, cultural history, oral history and oral traditions, history of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Okyeame: Ghana’s Literary Magazine, B.B.C. Overseas Service to West Africa, oral literature and sites of memory, West African state building, 19th century Anglo-Fante society, British Empire, Fante Asafo military companies, West African domestic slavery, European fortified trading warehouses in West Africa.

Victoria Ellen Smith's publications include: Radio, a Platform for Creative Writing: Ghanaian Literature and Broadcast Culture - Obsidian 44.2 (2019). Edited with Helen Yitah and Audrey Gadzekpo; Voices of Ghana: Literary contributions to the Ghana Broadcasting System, 1955-57. 2nd edition (Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey, 2018); Shadows of Empire in West Africa: New Perspectives on European Fortifications. Edited with John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

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