MAY AYIM AWARD Festival Afrika Literatur May Ayim UNESCO Deutschland Black German Diaspora Africa





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May Ayim Germany Afrika Literatur Africa Black German Deutschland May Ayim Award UNESCO Literature Festival Afrika Literatur Germany Africa Afro German Afrika Migration Schwarze Deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Migration in Deutschland MAY AYIM AWARD New German Literature Migranten UNESCO Literatur LAUDATIO Christine M Merkel. "MAY AYIM AWARD" LAUDATIO UNESCO "CHRISTINE MERKEL" "Afrika Literatur" Black Media Congress "AFROTAK TV" cyberNomads AFROTAK "adetoun kueppers adebisi" "schwarze Literatur" Literature "Afro Deutsch" MIGRATION "MIGRATION MEDIEN" "MIGRATION KULTUR" "Deutsche Medien" "Neue Deutsche Medien" "Medien Rassismus" "Medien Bildung" "Medien Kultur" "Migration Literatur" "Migration Deutschland" "Charta der Vielfalt"

1. Panafrikanischer Literaturpreis - Die Umbennenung einer Berliner Strasse in May Ayim Ufer im Jahre 2010 bezeugt die weitreichenden Änderungen, die auch in Deutschland möglich sind. Langsam aber stetig. Change Yes WE CAN!
MIGRATION "MIGRATION MEDIEN" "MIGRATION KULTUR" "Deutsche Medien" "Neue Deutsche Medien" "Medien Rassismus" "Medien Bildung" "Medien Kultur"

Despite all obstacles, Blacks in Germany are developing and implementing ideas, organizing events and paving the way for a self-empowered Black community. The way to achieving the goal may still be long, but Black visionaries and organizations are taking up the challenge. A challenging event was initiated and turned into reality. It is The first International German Black literary Prize Award (May Ayim Award)

The first International German Black literary Prize Award ceremony took place on the 29th October 2004 at the House of World Cultures in Berlin , Germany . The award named May Ayim Award was initiated by Michael Küppers-Adebisi, and organized in cooperation with the House of World Cultures, German Commission for UNESCO, the online portal CyberNomads of which Küppers-Adebisi is a founding member, a team of authors called Macht der Nacht and the artist/sculptor Stephen Lawson who donated the awards sculpture. The event was also supported in numerous ways by businesses and individuals from the Black community within and outside Germany .

The name May Ayim was chosen for the award in recognition of the fundamental work of late May Ayim in bringing Black German literature to public awareness as well as her relentless efforts in the Black German movement to achieve self-empowerment. May Ayim, a Ghanaian-German born in 1960, grew up and studied in Germany to become author, poet and a prominent activist in the Black German movement. Her dissertation formed the basis of her book titled Farbe bekennen. Afro-Deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren Ihrer Geschichte ( Berlin 1986). The book was later translated and published in English under the title Showing our Colors (Amherst 1992). It became one of the most referenced books in publications relating to Black/ Afro-German issues.

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