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Recommended reading: Afrika und die deutsche Sprache. Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk (Africa and the German language. A critical guide)

Published by Unrast-Verlag Münster, this book by Susan Arndt and Antje Hornscheidt (ed.) wants to show how words relating to Africa have largely racist connotations and how concepts are expressed by using them. This book provides food for thought about how we use language.

It also serves as a guide for words with colonial and racist connotations that designate Africa and black people. The authors discuss these terms critically and offer alternatives. In further chapters they go into the interaction between racism and language.

Well worth reading...

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