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Afro-German Oral Histories and Autobiographies: Multi-Generational Narratives, 1949-1989

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

German House (Max Kade Haus), Lounge 104 South Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Afro-German Oral Histories and Autobiographies: Multi-Generational Narratives, 1949-1989

Sabine Marina Jones is the German Faculty-in-Residence at Oberlin College. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she will complete her dissertation entitled “’Outsiders Within': Afro-Germans in West Germany—Discourses, Perceptions, and Experiences, 1949–1989."

Her dissertation examines West German discourses of Afro-Germans in print media and Afro-German experiences and perceptions in West German society between 1949 and 1989. Based on oral interviews with Afro-Germans born between 1942 and 1980, as well as Afro-German autobiographies, she will provide an overview of Afro-German experiences during the course of four decades. The presentation will be given in English.

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Department

German Languages and Literatures, Academic

Website

http://www.oberlin.edu/german

Cost

free

Contact Person

Sabine Marina Jones

Contact Phone Number

x55130

Contact Email Address

Marina.Jones@oberlin.edu

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