Sharon Dodua Otoo is a mother, activist, author and the editor of the upcoming series of books about living in Germany from a black perspective, “Witnessed”. I’m personally looking forward to hearing more about this exciting project when Sharon joins the panel on next week’s TableWalk!
When asked about the power in our own Afro-European stories, this is what Sharon had to say:
“…I find extreme comfort in working through traumatic experiences by writing about them. Writing is healing. Storytelling is an extension of that – sharing my healing experiences with others…”
For a sample of Sharon prowess as a poet and performer, you can watch Sharon – together with Philipp Khabo Köpsell – perform some of her own English-German texts after the 4.27 minute mark on the video below! But be forewarned – if you skip the beginning, you’ll miss the pleasure of seeing the next Afro-German generation in action! 🙂