In focus: Art in the age of postcolonialism

In the examination of power structures that have continued in Namibia since German colonialism and apartheid, the Namibian performer, author and lecturer Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja sees an opportunity to narrate history beyond ethnocentric interpretations. 

“We used literature to combat slavery, literature bolstered us in the struggle against colonialism and dictatorial regimes in Africa.”

Alain Mabanckou on whether we should judge literature according to its utility, more in the article “We all need each other”

Projects on colonial heritage

Decolonize your gaze Photo (detail): picture alliance / Frank May Photo (detail): picture alliance / Frank May

How Colonial Are Your Travel Pictures?

  • • • •
Debate now

Join the discussion!