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Commissioned texts on German colonialism

In addition to our work as editors of poco.lit., we offer a number of services in related fields, predominantly but not exclusively concerned with postcolonial topics. Recently, a number of magazines have been published to which we contributed: three booklets on Berlin’s colonial entanglements and a magazine on German colonialism in China.

The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum has published three booklets on German colonial history. The museum focuses on colonialism in its exhibitions, research and collections. In the three booklets, the museum provides information about the role of the city of Berlin in the colonial context. They present famous personalities such as May Ayim and W. E. B. Du Bois, and they discuss the Köngliches Museum für Völkerkunde, the Anhalter Bahnhof train station and the Sarotti chocolate company. A glossary – to which Anna von Rath of poco.lit. contributed – explains the most important terms and provides further context.

You can download the booklets here.

Chinese astronomical instruments, which were exhibited in Potsdam,
Germany, at the beginning of the 20th Century

The Mark Brandenburg – Zeitschrift für die Mark und das Land Brandenburg (a regional magazine of the German state of Brandenburg) has published an issue on China in Brandenburg. Anna von Rath of poco.lit. and Yann Le Gall of Postcolonial Potsdam contributed an article about memory in absence – or Potsdam’s Orangerie Castle and its entanglements with German colonialism in China. The contribution adresses the exhibition of looted objects and anti-colonial resistance.

You can order the magazine here (it costs 6,-€).

We’ve written these texts in German, but we also offer our services in English. Contact us for well-written and carefully-researched writing that is politically sensitive to current trends in postcolonial, literary and cultural questions.