Baba Badji

Baba Badji

PhD student in Comparative Literature; track for international writers
Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
Chancellor's Fellow
research interests:
  • Postcolonial Studies, Theory, and Practice
  • Postcolonial Translation Theory
  • Négritude in Anglophone and Francophone Cultures
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1107
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Baba Badji is a Senegalese-American poet, translator, researcher, a Chancellor's Fellow, and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Ghost Letters, a book-length lyric sequence scheduled for publication in September 2020 with Parlor Press and Free Verse Editions. Ghost Letters explores the intimacy of private experience while focusing on the personal awareness of belonging. In ruptured storylines, it investigates networks of people in different registers across mortalities, Blackness, experiences of violence and hospitality, exile, history, and African myth. The Ghost Mother is a presiding presence throughout.