Tupoka Ogette has been working as a racism-critical consultant and trainer for ten years. By now she is undisputedly one of the leading voices in the critique of racism in Germany. Und jetzt Du is her second book.
May Ayim. Radical Poet, Gentle Rebel (not yet translated into English) was released on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of May Ayim’s death in August 2021. The book is edited by her three friends and companions Ika Hügel-Marshall, Nivedita Prasad and Dagmar Schultz.
Different communities have reappropriated terms, so surely an emotion can be reclaimed. Anger is not necessarily something evil in itself. Rather, it can be an expression of people’s realization that something is evil – unjust social structures, for example.
In 2019, Yasemin Altınay founded the Literarische Diverse publishing house. In this interview with poco.lit., she offers insights into her work, talks about her motivation and the challenges of the literary industry.
Schwarzes Herz is the first novel by anti-racism activist Jasmina Kuhnke, and it reads like a diary entry by the protagonist. The first-person perspective, which allows readers to experience the fictional world of the protagonist from her perspective, is a particularly valuable one in the context of racism and domestic violence: it’s the voice of an affected person and readers have to listen.
This catalog for the exhibition “Grenzenlos. Colonialism, Industry and Resistance” at Hamburg’s Museum of Work is a coffee table book with profound meaning that will stimulate exciting conversations with guests about German colonialism and positionalities.
Basil talks about her own politicization and analyses feminist dilemmas in the context of #MeToo and her co-creation of an issue of a leading fashion magazine with numerous other women who form a feminist circle of allies and actually have nothing to do with the fashion world.
If you’ve read an introduction to antiracist thinking already, Amjahid’s new book provides further insights and possible options for action in order to critically deal with one’s own position – especially as a white person.
As part of our macht.sprache. project, we’re seeking out input from various experts who deal with language, translation or artificial intelligence. With Maja Bogojević and Victoria Jeffries, the producers of the Instagram channel “Erklär mir mal…” (Explain it to me), we discuss the challenges in political work with language.