Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Poet, writer and artist

Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a British-born Ghanaian poet, writer, and artist who was shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2016 and received an Eric Gregory Award for her pamphlet Girl B, published as part of the New Generation African Poets series in 2017. An alumna of both the Barbican Young Poets and Octavia Poetry Collectives, as well as a Complete Works and Instituto Sacatar fellow, Bulley has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil, and the V&A. In 2022 her debut collection, Quiet, circling around ideas of Black interiority, intimacy and selfhood, was published by Faber. Bulley is also the director of MOTHER TONGUES, an intergenerational poetry, film and translation project exploring the indigenous linguistic heritages of Black poets. She explores this territory with poems testing the various mediations of language on identity, the bridging and estrangements, through the use of form and dialect and the interplay of distance and closeness.


Victoria Adukwei Bulley appears in the following sessions. Select a session to find out more:
This Womanist Work
Sat 4th March 2023

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