In the tradition of our previous series, the Brady Lecture, the Goethe Annual Lecture invites acclaimed speakers to share their perspective on the themes that we explore through our cultural work, and on the most pressing issues that societies are facing in the United Kingdom, Germany and worldwide.
"Some Kind of Tomorrow": Honouring the Visions of Black Feminist Creative Authors
Sharon Dodua Otoo gave our Goethe Annual Lecture series an impressive inauguration by exploring the structures that have excluded Black feminist authors and talking about their meaning to her, her writing and for the (literary) world.
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The creative writing of Black feminist authors has revolutionary potential. It challenges dominant assumptions on gender, sexuality and race and expands the horizons of the current literary audience by presenting a more nuanced and radically diverse cultural identity.
Yet, Black feminist authors are rarely afforded the patronage, recognition, and critical reception that their white male counterparts receive.