SPECIAL: BLACK PEOPLE IN GERMANY

Black and Successful

Dayan Kodua’s book “My Black Skin. Schwarz. Erfolgreich. Deutsch” shows that Black success stories abound in all walks of life in Germany. Melanie Scheuenstuhl reviews the pictorial band of 25 personalities – politicians, designers, physicians, artists, chefs, lawyers, policemen and bus drivers, who tell their very personal stories. In the process of growing up, many of us turned to other …

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Black Diaspora

Afro-German literature African Diasporas is a scholarly examination of the Afro-German literature through a comparison with African-American literature and the role it has played in the creation of a Black community in Germany. Literature has been the chief tool of people of African descent in Germany in their efforts to reclaim their African heritage and carve an identity for themselves …

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Black Berlin

Black Berlin

The strength of Black Berlin lies in the fact that editors Omar Diallo and Joachim Zeller enlisted a large number of authors, some with a migration background, to present an all-round view. Even more interestingly, the authors, who deal with the various phases of Black life in the city during the past three centuries, represent different political and ideological hues. …

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