« A tree that doesn’t know how to dance is taught by the wind.«
Not long ago, in Cases Rebelles n°30, we offered you an overview of the first Afro-German feminist movements. For n°36, one of the members of Cases Rebelles went to Berlin in May to meet the founder of two organizations born from this movement : Katharina OGUNTOYE, co-founder of the ISD, Die initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (the black initiative in Germany) and co-founder of JOLIBAand Ekpenyong ANI member ADEFRA Schwarze deutsche Frauen und Schwarze Frauen in Deutschland (Afro-German women and black women in Germany). Through two exciting interviews they speak to us of the need to define themselves, the history of black peoples in Germany and under German white society, the struggles of ADEFRA and ISD, and what these organizations brought them.
Andreya Triana « Draw the stars »
Fleur Earth « Regeln »
Juanita Ellis « Make a joyful Noise »
Muhsinah « Goh again »
ESG « Step off »
Thanks a lot to Ekpenyong ANI, Katharina OGUNTOYE, and all ADEFRA and ISD members.
Some links :
ADEFRA : http://www.adefra.com/
ISD : http://neu.isdonline.de/
ISD on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/ISD-Bund-eV/113098545380159
JOLIBA : http://www.joliba.de/index.php?/Franzosische-Version/sur-nous.html
Documentaries about black peoples in Germany :
Blues in Schwarze Weiss (1995) by John Amoateng Kantara and Papa Afrika (2005) by Otu Tetteh.
Brown Babies (2011) by Regina Griffin and Charles Williams Bobby Burwell.
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E.Ani and K.Oguntoyé were interviewed in May 2013 in Berlin.