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Aimé Césaire
Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Cahier d’un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire blows up literary and political categories: it is a long poem, but at times it reads like a manifesto; it describes the journey and the search for identity of a young man from Martinique, has autobiographical features, and yet is also a journey into the past that recalls, among other things, the transatlantic slave trade.


Bernardine Evaristo
Mr. Loverman

Bernardine Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman is the perfect book for fans of the series Grace and Frankie. It’s the story of an older gay couple in love, a rollercoaster ride of emotions between secrecy and coming out, lightened up by extremely funny characters.


Audre Lorde
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Audre Lorde’s biomythography Zami: A New Spelling of My Name relates this iconic writer’s personal, poetic, political and sexual coming-of-age. Lorde was a self-described “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” and this recording of her early life is a powerful piece of writing. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the lived experiences of intersectional marginalisation, as told by one of the most strident and talented voices to talk about these realities.


Is the world creolizing?

With his faith in the beauty of cultural hybridity, Édouard Glissant became one of the most influential postcolonial theorists. In dystopian times, his philosophy of relation gives rise to hope.


In Erinnerung an Andrea Levy

Die Schriftstellerin Andrea Levy, die in ihren Büchern über die Lebenswelt von jamaikanisch-britischen Menschen schrieb, verstarb im Februar 2019 mit 62 Jahren an Krebs.


Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea is not an ordinary novel – above all, it is a haunting of another story. Published first in 1966, it imagines the beginning of Mr. Rochester’s first marriage to Bertha Mason, here called Antoinette Cosway. Ultimately, it is a postcolonial Gothic tale concerned with the dark underside of its popular source text, […]