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Barbara Ofosu-Somuah

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Barbara Ofosu-Somuah

Barbara Ofosu-Somuah is a Ghanaian-American activist and interdisciplinary social scientist from Accra, Ghana, and the Bronx, New York. Her purpose is to center equity in all aspects of justice work. As a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and as a Fulbright Researcher, Barbara investigated the racialized lived experiences of Black folx across the African Diaspora. Currently, she is co-translating Future. Il domani narrato dalle voci di oggi in collaboration with Candice Whitney. She holds a BA in sociology, psychology, and Italian from Middlebury College.

Articles by Barbara Ofosu-Somuah

“A Scream That Can No Longer Be Held In”: Translating Rahma Nur’s “Linguistic Threads”
By Candice Whitney, Alta L. Price & Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
Linguistic threads. IV lines and blood cells. Oppressive silencing. There is a viscerality that emerges when sitting with Rahma Nur’s poem “Fili Linguistici.” In describing her experience as…
Linguistic Threads, translated by Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
By Rahma Nur
Afro-Italian poet Rahma Nur describes her experience as a member of a diaspora living in Italy, noting how language marks the body and how it shapes one’s sense of loss.In that step you takebetween…
Translated from Italian by Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
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We Cried a River of Laughter
By Marie Moïse
Writer Marie Moïse describes her search for her roots and traces her family’s history of cross-Atlantic displacement.I spent my youth seeking to recover my roots, which were severed by migration…
Translated from Italian by Barbara Ofosu-Somuah