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ERIC Number: EJ1119676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-1221
… but You Are Not German." -- Afro-German Culture and Literature in the German Language Classroom
Schenker, Theresa; Munro, Robert
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v49 n2 p172-185 Fall 2016
Units and classes dedicated to multiculturalism in Germany have predominantly focused on Turkish-German literature and culture. Afro-Germans have been a minority whose culture and literature have only marginally been included in German classes, even though Afro-Germans have been a part of Germany for centuries and have undergone efforts at establishing themselves as an organized cultural group. This article argues for a stronger focus on Afro-German culture in German classes by providing a brief overview of Afro-German history, outlining a sample class unit on Afro-German poetry, and introducing an extensive list of Afro-German texts and texts about Afro-Germans in Germany that can be used at different levels of German. The article offers relevant background information for instructors interested in including units on the Afro-German experience in their classes and suggests texts in a variety of genres for all language levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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