National identity

Victoria Ellen Smith

Short biography
Victoria Ellen Smith is Visiting Senior Research Associate to the Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol, and Founding Curator of the Adu Boahen Memorial Library and Archive, University of Ghana. Her research interests in cultural history include 20th century Ghanaian literature and literary networks, the history of radio in Ghana, oral traditions and their literature, West African state building, British imperialism in Africa, and Fante history.

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)