A fiercely intellectual collection exploring the connections between colonialism and contemporary migration in the German context, as well as the issues with transferring postcolonial thought uncritically into the German context. Several essays engage with English-language postcolonial criticism which had recently emerged from Homi K. Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, while others provide critical genealogies of terms such as ‘Kanak’ or of German labour migration. The collection, featuring voices who have since gone on to make key interventions as artists and academics, also reflects on who makes knowledge in the German context, providing critical reflection relevant to researchers today, as well as a snapshot of the questions to be addressed and battles to be fought in Germany at that time. Essential reading when thinking about postcolonialism and Germany/postcolonialism beyond the anglophone context, especially when it comes to transferring concepts such as hybridity and subalternity to the German context.
Full table of contents available here: https://d-nb.info/967948258/04.
See also co-editor and film-maker Hito Steyerl’s essay of the same name available here: http://translate.eipcp.net/strands/03/steyerl-strands01en/?lid=steyerl-strands01de .