In the animal kingdom there are no good or bad parents – and yet in German the term “Rabenmutter” (mother raven) has become established to brand women as bad mothers. Elisabeth Wellershaus examines some figures of speech in which parents symbolically stand for a Eurocentric way of thinking. 

In Focus: Colonial Traces in Modern Language Use

“The fact that I was put in prison by an African government for writing in an African language – that was the discord that really disturbed me in prison.”

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o about harassment as an author in his mother tongue, more in the article “Just destroy, destroy, destroy”

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