Shadow Warriors

Adieu la vie, adieu l’amour
Copyright: Angelika Prox-Dampha

It was not their war, yet they fought at the front lines. The Tirailleurs Sénégalais, Senegalese riflemen, were sent to battle by the French colonial powers during the First World War. Their fate is now remembered in the performance Adieu la vie, adieu l’amour at the Goethe-Institut Senegal. Excerpts from the drama The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus, postcards and photographs bridge then and now, local and global.