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Literatures in African Languages

Brady Blackburn is a research associate of African Languages and the Construction of Knowledge as part of the “Recalibrating Afrikanistik” research project. He studied English Literature during his undergraduate in Denver, USA, during which he did a semester abroad at the University of Ghana, Legon before obtaining his MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts at the University of Bayreuth. He is currently pursuing his PhD, for which he is researching the serial publication in the Ghanaian language of Akan-Twi.

His main research interests are the production and consumption of African-language literature with a particular focus on West African languages. He’s also fascinated by sociolinguistics, reading cultures, LINGOs, and African literary magazines and comic books. In the background, he runs the NGO Untold International, which provides language arts resources and education in rural Ghana.

Academic Degrees

Ongoing Doctorate, University of Bayreuth


MA, African Verbal and Visual Arts, University of Bayreuth


BA, English, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA

Professional Background

Since 2020

Research Associate, Professorship of African Language Literatures, University of Bayreuth

Since 2014

Chief Executive Officer, Untold International



DAAD Prize (German Academic Exchange Service)

2016 & 2017

Program Leader, Ghana, Council on International Educational Exchange


Literatures in African Languages

Brady Blackburn
Research Associate

E-mail: brady.blackburn@uni-bayreuth.de

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