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Queer Afropolitanism in Germany: SchwarzRund

This essay is the last in a four-part series on Afropolitanism and literature. SchwarzRund’s intervention in the Afropolitan literary market thus stands out not only because of the setting and language of the novel, but also because of its evidently intersectional approach.

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Karosh Taha
Im Bauch der Königin

In an undefined neighbourhood of an undefined German town live a boy and a girl. They grow up, experience first love affairs, first disappointments. So far, so conventional – but Karosh Taha’s novel Im Bauch der Königin (“In the Belly of the Queen”) is not primarily a heterosexual coming-of-age story.

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Deniz Utlu
Gegen Morgen

At first glance, Deniz Utlu’s novel Gegen Morgen (Against Tomorrow) could be read as the story of a man in his mid-thirties going through a midlife crisis. Only at second glance does it become clear that it is about the fundamental questioning of value systems.

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