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Naa Adukwei is a Ga given name.
It means ‘second daughter’.

Hey, I’m Victoria.

I am a British-born Ghanaian poetwriter and filmmaker.

My work has been shortlisted for the Brunel University International African Poetry Prize, featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, and commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts. I am one of ten poets on The Complete Works 3, and my debut pamphlet, Girl B, edited by Kwame Dawes, is forthcoming (2017) through the African Poetry Book Fund.

I am the creative director of MOTHER TONGUES, an Arts Council England funded exploration of poetry in translation, captured through filmmaking, in partnership with Autograph ABP. I also facilitate creative workshops, and am interested in producing community-centric projects that stretch literature across genres, art forms, and cultures.

This is where I record thoughts and what I’m up to, along with words, photography and poesy by myself and other artists I love and support. Stay awhile.

Say hi, and tweet me here, or email me at victoriana@live.co.uk .

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