Buchtipps - Non-Fiction / Sachbuch

Maliodoma Patrice Some was born in a Dagara Village, however, he was soon to be abducted to a Jesuit school, where he remained for the next fifteen years, being harshly indoctrinated into European ways of thought and worship. The story tells of his return to his people, his hard initiation back into those people, which lead to his desire to convey…
A frontline account of how to fight corruption, from Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: In Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has written a primer for those working to root out corruption and disrupt vested interests. Drawing on her experience as Nigeria's finance minister and that of her team, she describes…
Afrocentrism, Eurocentrism, Caribbean Studies, American Studies. To the forces of cultural nationalism trapped in their respective camps, this bold book sounds a liberating call. There is, Paul Gilroy, tells us, a culture that is not specifically African, American, Caribbean, or British, but all of these at once; a black Atlantic culture whose…
Eine Auswahl von Vorträgen und Artikeln des kenianischen Literaturwissenschaftlers und Schriftstellers Ngugi wa Thiong'o, in denen er seine postkoloniale Kritik formuliert und eine Reihe kulturwissenschaftlicher Thesen aufstellt. So müssten beispielsweise, um die Kulturen der Welt – insbesondere die Afrikas – von nationalistischen, rassistischen…
In seiner Essay-Sammlung Dekolonisierung des Denkens analysiert Ngugi wa Thiong’o -eine der wichtigsten Stimmen der Literatur aus Afrika, stets als Kandidat für den Literaturnobelpreis gehandelt- die geistigen Folgen des europäischen Kolonialismus, der Unterdrückung der Sprachen Afrikas und damit auch der Zerstörung von Kulturen. Durch die…
Die Neuauflage der bahnbrechenden Forschungsarbeit von Historikerin Katharina Oguntoye gibt Aufschluss über die Lebensrealitäten Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland von der Kaiserzeit über die Weimarer Republik und das dritte Reich bis in die Nachkriegszeit. Anhand von amtlichen Dokumenten, Briefen sowie Zeitzeug*innenberichten beleuchtet Oguntoye…
Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger's Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a traveller’s journey across several African cities. Inspired by the author’s travels with…
What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the spirit of a nation? In November, 2017, the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chimurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from more than 30 years of Robert Mugabe’s rule. In an…
In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the…
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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