December 15, 2021
Showing Our Colors - May Ayim and Katharina Oguntoye
Showing Our Colors is an outstanding text that examines the struggle of black Germans for their physical and metaphysical belonging. The women told how they are denied access to participation in the German national identity because of their blackness.
The term "Afro-German" is established for the first time. A compilation of texts, testimonies, and other secondary sources, the collection brings to life the stories of black German women living amid racism, sexism, and other institutional constraints in Germany. The book takes up the earliest colonial interactions between Germany and black "being different" and the lived experiences of Black German women in the 1980s.