Please give a short description of the item: what’s useful or interesting about it?

Thomae’s novel is great for anyone teaching courses on masculinity, contemporary depictions of the GDR, German depictions of Britain, and Black German identities. Her two protagonists, one in Berlin and one in London, are the brothers of the title. Their stories never intersect, and the narrative twists and turns through a broad range of genres – fantastic for thinking about how popular genres interact in Thomae’s narrative and how masculinity functions.

Have you used it in your teaching? If so, how? If not, how might it be used?

Available in English translation?

–> If tick the Yes box, should bring up an optional question with a link to the Eng translation

Key terms:

–> These are the ‘categories’ to which the book could be assigned; they should be tags, such that the entry then automatically appears in the relevant category when submitted.

Worldcat link:

–> For us (EGS team) to populate when we moderate the entries? V useful as a definitive citation tool.

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