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Remapping Black Germany

New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture

Sara Lennox (editor)

ISBN: 9781625342317

Publication Date: Dec 2016

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Collects fourteen pieces that consider the wide array of issues facing Black German groups and individuals across turbulent periods, spanning the German colonial period, National Socialism, divided Germany, and the enormous outpouring of Black German creativity after 1986.
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In 1984 at the Free University of Berlin, the African American poet Audre Lorde asked her Black, German-speaking women students about their identities. The women revealed that they had no common term to describe themselves and had until then lacked a way to identify their shared interests and concerns. Out of Lorde's seminar emerged both the term "Afro-German" (or "Black German") and the 1986 publication of the volume that appeared in English translation as Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out. The book launched a movement that has since catalyzed activism and scholarship in Germany.

Remapping Black Germany collects fourteen pieces that consider the wide array of issues facing Black German groups and individuals across turbulent periods, spanning the German colonial period, National Socialism, divided Germany, and the enormous outpouring of Black German creativity after 1986.

In addition to the editor, the contributors include Robert Bernasconi, Tina Campt, Maria I. Diedrich, Maureen Maisha Eggers, Fatima El-Tayeb, Heide Fehrenbach, Dirk Gottsche, Felicitas Jaima, Katja Kinder, Tobias Nagl, Katharina Oguntoye, Peggy Piesche, Christian Rogowski, Nicola Laure al-Samarai, and Andrew Zimmerman.

Illustrations 16 black & white illustrations
Pages 376
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2016
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s European history   Social & cultural anthropology   Black & Asian studies   Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies  
Sara Lennox is professor emerita of German studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006).

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