Christoph Meckel: Dunkler Weltteil

In poetic notes, the poet and illustrator Christoph Meckel remembers his journey to Africa in the mid-1960s. It is moreover a homage to Ulli Beier who died in 2011 and who recognized the complex and picturesque Yoruba culture as a great cultural heritage in a period where Germany’s knowledge of Africa was still limited to Albert Schweitzer and a few jungle clichés.

Thomas Stangl: Der einzige Ort

Two European travellers each undertake their own independent Africa expedition in the eighteen-twenties. Although different from each other, both are spirits of their time and of Europe with the same goal: to find the mythical city of Timbuktu in Mali and to enjoy the fame of being the first European to do so.

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