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Warum es so schwer ist, über Rassismus zu sprechen - Alice Hasters beschreibt, was es bedeutet, heute als Schwarze Frau in Deutschland zu leben. "Aber wo kommst du wirklich her?", "Darf ich deine Haare anfassen?" und "Schokobabys sind so niedlich" - rassistische Gedanken sitzen tief. Darüber müssen wir reden. Alice Hasters beschreibt, was es…
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but…
"There are things even love can't do ...If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love ..." Als Akin und Yejinde heiraten sind sie sich einig, Polygamie kommt für sie nicht in…
Meet the man of the house: Plump and prosperous, he has seven children, but his desire for more just might be his undoing. And his wives: The first will stop at nothing to rule the house. The second is shy and timid - her life is shadowed by fear. The third is a schemer with crimson lips and expensive tastes and the fourth doesn't know it, but she…
One year ago, South African author Zakes Mda was one of our guests at the African Book Festival. Born in 1948, he es best known as a playwright, he has now also written several internationally acclaimed novels. This is one of them: THE SCULPTORS OF MAPUNGUBWE. In the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe, the royal sculptor had two sons, Chata and…
Ein Mädchen stürzt von einer Brücke auf Eisenbahngleise. Kurz darauf verschwindet ein Neonazi spurlos. Zehn Jahre später trifft Issa auf Ami. Doch vor der Person, in die er sich rasant verliebt, war sie immer davongelaufen … Verbotenes Land ist ein schwarzer deutscher Roman – sprachlich intensiv und emotional packend bis zum letzten Satz – der…
Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and an intimate portrait of being a black Londoner. With its distinctive prose and irresistible soundtrack, it is the story of our lives, and those moments that threaten to…
Ralph Ellison's blistering and impassioned first novel tells the extraordinary story of a man invisible 'simply because people refuse to see me'. Published in 1952 when American society was in the cusp of immense change, the powerfully depicted adventures of Ellison's invisible man - from his expulsion from a Southern college to a terrifying…
'An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page-turner' NEW YORK TIMES Madeleine Miller hat eine mutige und rebellische Neuerzählung der Göttinnengeschichte geschrieben, episch und nahbar zugleich, die die berüchtigte weibliche Figur in Odyssee ins Zentrum der Geschichte rückt und ihr eine Stimme verleiht. Wir…
In just over a decade, Boniface Mwangi has risen from poverty to prominence in Kenya. He is renowned for his powerful photographs and his courageous protests calling for social justice. However, little is known about the man himself. UnBounded is a collection of engaging personal stories that takes us through some of the people, places and events…

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