Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Africa in EuropeStudies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eve Rosenhaft and Robbie Aitken

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318474

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 14 October 2019

Schwarze Schmach and métissages contemporains: The Politics and Poetics of Mixed Marriage in a Refugee Family

Schwarze Schmach and métissages contemporains: The Politics and Poetics of Mixed Marriage in a Refugee Family

Chapter:
(p.34) Chapter 3 Schwarze Schmach and métissages contemporains: The Politics and Poetics of Mixed Marriage in a Refugee Family
Source:
Africa in Europe
Author(s):

Eve Rosenhaft

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.003.0003

This chapter examines the transnational experience of a family of German-Cameroonian origin, and the ways in which it was processed in autobiographical narratives authored by two of its members, Duala Misipo and his son Ekwé, written in German and French respectively. It sets those narratives in the context of biographical data about the family, founded by Duala Misipo in Frankfurt in the 1920s and forced to emigrate to Paris by the Nazis in 1937. The texts are analysed in terms of the ways in which father and son represent mixed relationships and respond to the pressures that white racism places on mixed couples. Particular attention is given to the different ways in which the two men represent the (white) women in their family, in a reading that emphasises intergenerational and intertextual relations in terms of the authors’ status as refugees and border-crossers.

Keywords:   German, France, Nazis, mixed marriage, women, refugees, autobiography, Dualla Misipo, Ekwé Misipo, Cameroonians

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.