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Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism

The Afrofuturist movement strives for a space for independence and self-determination for Black people and rejects European universalism. Yet writers on the African continent have also expressed how this label doesn’t speak to and for what they are doing…

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Brit Bennett
The Vanishing Half

The story begins with the return of one half of a pair of twins to her small hometown in Louisiana. The Vignes girls, as identical in appearance as they are opposite in character, begin inseparable and end worlds apart. Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half tells the strange story of their lives, and those of their daughters.

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In Search of Better Skies: An Interview with Jennifer Neal

On the 8th of July 2020, Jennifer Neal joined us on zoom and gave us some insights into her work. She is an Australian-American writer, artist and occasional stand-up comedian who currently lives in Berlin. She has published short stories and a wide array of journalistic articles and essays, and has recently finished a novel. Jennifer talked to us about writing nature and environment, and shared some thoughts on speculative fiction.

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Valeria Luiselli
Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli teaches at Columbia University in New York, and works as a journalist in Mexico and the USA. She published her excellent novel Lost Children Archive in 2019. From the very first pages, I fell in love with the book: with Luiselli’s gentle narrative voice, and with the family’s soundscape, whom my reading allowed […]

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Brit Bennett
Die Mütter

Freundschaft, Familie und Gemeinschaft unterliegen vielen Zwängen, Bennett kritisiert in den Beziehungsgeflechten ihres Buches besonders die Maßregelung weiblicher Körper und Rollen.

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