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Nikitta Dede Adjirakor

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Nikitta Dede Adjirakor is a research assistant in Literatures in African Languages and currently working on the research project “Poetry as Aesthetic Practice: Form, Experience and Lifeworlds in Verbal Arts in Madagascar and Tanzania”.

Before this, she earned a Master’s degree in African Language Studies Languages (Swahili Studies) in the University of Bayreuth and a Bachelor's degree in English and Swahili at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Consultation by prior arrangement


Academic Vita

Since April 2017         

Junior Fellow, Bayreuth International Graduate School of     African Studies (BIGSAS)


Since March 2016       

Research Assistant, Chair of Literatures in African Languages, Universität Bayreuth


2013 - 2016                 

Masters Degree in African Language Studies (Swahili Studies) – Universität Bayreuth,

2008 - 2012

Bachelors Degree in English and Swahili – University of Ghana,  Legon



Paper Presentations 

8 - 10 October 2017 

“Hip-hop and Spoken Word in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” - Workshop on  Reading Poetic Texts,  -Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz. 

26 - 28 May 2017

"Verbal Arts as Aesthetic Practices in Tanzania” - 30th Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth. 


08 May 2016

"Writing the City as 'Home' and 'Unhomely' in Hip-hop from Accra and Nairobi."  - 29th Swahili Colloquium, Universität Bayreuth, Germany.

09 June 2015

"Writing the City as Home: Hip-hop and Urban Space in Accra and Nairobi." Afrikanistik Forschungskolloquium, Universität Bayreuth, Germany.

13 January 2014

"The Poetics of Hiplife - An Analysis of the Song 'Someway bi' by the artiste M.anifest." Afrikanistik Forschungskolloquium, Universität Bayreuth, Germany.

 

Summer Schools

 2 - 15 July 2017

Bayreuth International Summer School, University of Bayreuth.  


Publications

Adjirakor, Nikitta (2017). "Constructing the African City through Hip-hop in 'Nai ni ya who?' by Muthoni the Drummer Queen". Research in African Literatures 8 (1). 116-134.




Nikitta Dede Adjirakor

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Priorities

Region

  • Tanzania
  • Kenya

Research Interests

  • Swahili Literature, Popular culture, Popular music in Kenya and Tanzania, poetry and poetics
Nikitta Dede Adjirakor

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Literatures in African Languages


Nikitta Dede Adjirakor
Research Associate

University of Bayreuth 
Literatures in African languages 
95440 Bayreuth 
Room: 1.10 (GW I)

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3580
E-mail: nikitta.adjirakor@uni-bayreuth.de

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