Buchtipps - Non-Fiction / Sachbuch

Die Neuauflage der bahnbrechenden Forschungsarbeit von Historikerin Katharina Oguntoye gibt Aufschluss über die Lebensrealitäten Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland von der Kaiserzeit über die Weimarer Republik und das dritte Reich bis in die Nachkriegszeit. Anhand von amtlichen Dokumenten, Briefen sowie Zeitzeug*innenberichten beleuchtet Oguntoye…
Das Patriarchat ist ein System, das darauf abzielt, entlang der binären Einteilung in Geschlechter Männern den Zugang zu Ressourcen und Machtpositionen zu ermöglichen und ihn Frauen vorzuenthalten. So weit, so gut.  Welche durchaus negativen Effekte jedoch - zeitlich und räumlich kulturell geprägte - starre Vorstellungen von Männlichkeit und…
Das Vermächtnis von Toni Morrison: Dieser Band versammelt Essays, Reden und Vorträge aus einem halben Jahrhundert. Toni Morrison befasst sich mit umstrittenen gesellschaftlichen Fragen, die zeitlebens ihre Themen gewesen sind: dem Alltagsrassismus in Amerika, der Assimilation des Fremden, dem Erbe des Sklaventums, der Gewalt gegen Schwarze, den…
Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger's Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a traveller’s journey across several African cities. Inspired by the author’s travels with…
What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the spirit of a nation? In November, 2017, the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chimurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from more than 30 years of Robert Mugabe’s rule. In an…
In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the…
In just over a decade, Boniface Mwangi has risen from poverty to prominence in Kenya. He is renowned for his powerful photographs and his courageous protests calling for social justice. However, little is known about the man himself. UnBounded is a collection of engaging personal stories that takes us through some of the people, places and events…
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest…
Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya’s Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a block alongside other political prisoners, but he refuses to give in to the humiliation. He decides to…
Gibt es Gene, die Menschen nach Rassen unterscheidbar machen? Wessen Haut ist eigentlich hautfarben? Warum liegt Europa im Zentrum unserer Weltkarte? Wo liegt Schwarzafrika? Ist es rassistisch, Schwarzen in die Haare zu fassen? Woran erkenne ich rassistische Wörter? Und schließlich: Gibt es eine Welt ohne Rassismus? Susan Arndt bietet in diesem…

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