Deutschland Black & White

Deutschland Black & White

(Author Noah Sow, Germany)

About the author

Noah Sow, born and raised in Bavaria, has been working in radio since she turned eighteen. She became known mainly as a radio host in personality shows on WDR Einslive, HR3, Radio Fritz, and YouFm, as well as through numerous TV activities.

Noah Sow has been living in Hamburg since 1998. This multi-talented musician, voice artist, radio playwright, author, and producer has made a name for herself as a composer and singer. She is internationally active on rock music stages with her band Noah Sow & Das Heimlich Maneuver (, with many of her songs dealing with political issues.

It was never a question for Noah Sow to look away and ignore grievances. In 2001 she initiated the founding of the association der braune mob e.V., the first antiracist German mediawatch organization (, whose goals she is actively committed to as chairperson.

Her Book Deutschland Black & White is based on her extensive experiences as an anti-racism activist

About the book

Non-Germans may be surprised to learn about the existence of numerous Black Germans (Schwarze Deutsche) who have always been here. Even the most cautious estimates say that there are far more than 1,000,000 Blacks currently living in Germany, most of whom are German citizens. This makes up more than one percent of the country's population.

Nevertheless, many Germans are unfamiliar with this fact and would never guess that their own country has a Black minority. This is due to the lingering phantasm of German nationality being defined by racial terms. Up until today, the majority of Germans likes to pretend that all Germans are (must be) white and whoever is not white simply cannot be German. This belief prevails to the extent that many even have the opinion that there can't be racism in Germany as there are no Black Germans. Both, of course, are wrong.

Many Black Germans and Blacks in Germany have already been killed by racist mobs or died while in police custody; they are harassed on a daily basis and face a panoply of direct and indirect racial discrimination.

The mainstream Germans have created a culture of wishful thinking in which the historical facts of the obvious presence of Black Germans for many centuries are being ignored or even subjected to attempts to wipe them out on an institutionalized level. The non-acceptance of this part of their own history penetrates what Germans learn in school about Germany's colonial activities (close to nothing) and their own ethnic composition (nothing), as well as the way in which Black persons are shown, treated and displayed in contemporary literature, children's literature, film, media and advertising: as inferior, other, 100% foreign, exotic, helpless, objectified, not belonging.

At the same time, Germany likes to present itself as a country that has learned from its past and is open to dealing with its xenophobic issues.

With my book, I want to show that Germany needs to do much more than a little scraping on the surface in order to become the advanced and democratic country it likes to present itself as. I was curious to see whether there really is a willingness within Germany's white majority population to deal with their racist issues even if this means saying goodbye to some racist traditions or if it is really all just talk, which would mean that my country wouldn't be ready for another level of insight, consciousness and an actual change, as well as a stop to the oppression of its Black minority population. I'm thrilled and excited to this day, as I haven't gotten the definite answer yet.

But in my opinion sanity, reason and humanity are going to win this time around.

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Tappin On Thirty

(Candice Dow)

About the author

Candice is an author and native of Baltimore, MD. Her titles include, "Caught in the Mix", "Ain't No Sunshine", "A Hire Love" , and "Tappin On Thirty".

She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Johns Hopkins University. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a Software Engineer and an adjunct college instructor.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Xi Omega Chapter in Baltimore, MD. She loves analyzing love, life, and relationships and expose theanswers in works of fiction.

Candice Dow, Author, Caught in Mix, Ain't No Sunshine,& A Hire Love Available in Bookstores everywhere and (If you don't see it, have an associate order it) Tappin' On Thirty - coming Feb 08

About the book

From Candice Dow comes a sexy, soul searching novel about love lost, new beginnings, and the big 3 As a successful legal consultant, Devin Patterson's professional life is good. But his personal life is another story.

Devin let his true love slip away when his now ex-wife intentionally got pregnant. He loves his six-year-old daughter, but as the clock ticks on his thirtieth birthday, he can't help reminiscing about the past and he's not alone.

With her model looks and her law career, people wonder why Taylor Jabowski is still single as she's approaching her thirtieth birthday. But Taylor knows exactly why: Scooter, the high school sweetheart she broke up with when she was young and foolish.

She hasn't been in love since, and with her class reunion coming up, Taylor can't help fantasizing about winning him back.

As Devin opens his heart to the idea of a new relationship, and Taylor tries to re-connect with Scooter, their paths cross. They discover they have more in common than regrets from the past. Now that they're older and wiser, can they figure it out?

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