Photo: Portrait by Johanna Ghebray, 2021.


Sharon Dodua Otoo is a novelist and a political activist. She writes prose, essays and is editor of the English-language book series “Witnessed”. Her novel “Ada's Realm was translated in many languages. Otoo won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2016, the major literary festival in Germany. » read more

Photo: Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen 2022


A Festival of Black German-Language Fiction
Black German-language fiction has a long and distinguished tradition, from the first novel by Black German author Dualla Misipo, written towards the end of the Weimar Republic, to recent titles by Black authors, who are making an ever-greater impact. Resonance - A Festival of Black German-Language Fiction is a cooperation between the Ruhrfestspiele and the writer and political activist Sharon Dodua Otoo. This festival aims to rethink, reimagine and further develop perspectives and experiences within the German-language literary scene. » read more

Photo: A book lying on a cloth (West African wax print). The book has a white cover with black border. In the centre of the book is the silhouette of a figure in black. Inside the figure are the words "In Audre's Footsteps".


Photo: Open book lying on a cloth (West African wax print). The book is open on the pages which show nothing on the left hand side and simply the words "For Audre" on the right.


A Black Author's Book Series
Witnessed is an English language book series, launched October 2012, that documents experiences of being Black in Germany and is published by edition assemblage. » read more


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