Browsing: Postcolonialism

In this book, U.S. anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing tells the story of the edible mushroom matsutake – and its relationship to its environment, to non-human and human actors.

Heinrich attended an event at the Volksbühne in November 1997, to which the English publicist Kodwo Eshun was also invited. Eshun was probably talking primarily about the African-American underwater worlds of the enigmatic duo Drexciya from Detroit.


A thick book with more than 40, multicolored and detailed (land)maps from and about different regions of the world – and yet this book does not want to be an “atlas”?!

Founded in 2002 by Ntone Edjabe, the Cape Town, South Africa-based platform of writing, art and politics has many formats.


It jingles and rings, here and there bright bell tones, a wide bass surface moves up and creeps under the smooth keyboard sounds, hisses and hisses monotonously. This album sounds like a video game, threatening, is slick and superficial, this album doesn’t falter for long, you listen to it and realize right away: something is wrong here.

Japanese and US-American rhythm machines of the 50s and 60s, products of the so-called “China trade” or the colonial phantasm of a railroad line between Hamburg and Baghdad – these are only three examples of discourses, things and narratives that the “Museum of our Transcultural Present” gathers in an exhibition and tries to relate to each other.

Although Germany was one of the central colonial powers in Africa and is today the second largest donor of development aid, there is a lack of comprehensive work on the postcolonial constitution of contemporary German development policy.

Frantz Fanon, born in Martinique in 1925, is considered one of the most analytically incisive anti-colonial thinkers and activists. This portrait of his companion Alice Cherki, a psychotherapist and psychiatrist from Algiers, paints a contoured picture of Frantz Fannon-dense and fact-filled writing, light on its feet and narrative like an essay.