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Black GermanAn Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century By Theodor Michael$
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Theodor Michael

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781781383117

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781383117.001.0001

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date: 21 September 2018

Thanks

Thanks

Chapter:
(p.207) Thanks
Source:
Black German
Author(s):

Theodor Michael

, Eve Rosenhaft
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383117.003.0003

This book would never have been written if the children and grandchildren of two big families hadn’t pestered me for years to put my memories on paper.

My children have had to suffer rejection, exclusion, insults and undisguised racism as a result of their heritage. Their children, the great-grandchildren of Theophilus Wonja Michael from the German colony Cameroon, whose African heritage is now barely visible, have rarely had to suffer such negative experiences. That means that if anything they are proud of their African heritage and their appearance. So the question is: When will there be a change in people’s attitudes to Germans who at first sight look foreign?...

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