Brian Gyamfi is a Ghanaian American writer from Arlington, Texas. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, where his research focused on neurotic disorders and creativity in BIPOC communities. His senior honor thesis, The Remains of Wise Men, and much of his work explores collective trauma, the convergence of Western religion and African spirituality, and often focuses on how the idea of truth is shaped by traditional norms, politics, and religion in pre-and post-colonial African history. He was named a Benjamin Gilman Scholar in 2018 and a McNair Scholar in 2019.
In 2021, Gyamfi was named the winner of the UT 2020 UGS Student Writing Flag Award for his poem Like Electricity Over the Makombo Village and was the runner-up for the Gutow Poetry Prize for his poem to Benin to Cape Verde to Côte D'Ivoire. Gyamfi is currently a Rackham Merit Scholar at the University of Michigan.