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Länderfokus Kamerun: An African Came to Germany for Colonial Debts

  • 30 Jun 2021
  • 19:30 - 21:00

Länderfokus Kamerun: An African Came to Germany for Colonial Debts

Im Juni setzt stimmen afrikas seine mehrteilige Reihe unter dem Titel LÄNDERFOKUS in Kooperation mit der Kölner Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V. fort. In der Reihe geben Expert*innen und Schriftsteller*innen mit ihren literarischen Texten Aufschluss über Geschichte und Gegenwart ihrer Herkunftsländer. Am 24. und 30. Juni 2021 geht es per LIVESTREAM um Kamerun und die deutsche Kolonialgeschichte.

Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V. invites to: An African came to Germany for Colonial Debts. 

Reading and discussion with Cameroonian author, Dr. Priscillia Manjoh, about her novel “Snare” and the indelible marks of colonialism on Sub-Saharan Africans with moderator Cesaire Beyel (computer scientist; entrepreneur). Laura Tinzoh (author) will read excerpts of the book.

30th. June 2021, 7:30 pm - LIVESTREAM über: SCDG TV Channel - YouTube



"SNARE offers the reader a strikingly alert profile of the challenging life of the African in a developed country. The author successfully portrays these scenes through the love life of the main characters Jerry and Pamela which becomes interlocked with the European dream and the tragic outcome of their relationship as a result of the discrepancy between the appearance and reality of what life in the West (Germany) is like. The novel is an eye-opener to those who still have the intention of becoming "bush fallers" with the alluring possibility of a successful life."

Dr. Balbina Mesue Ebong, Douala, Cameroon.

Dr. Priscillia M. Manjoh, author, part-time lecturer (Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and filmmaker Sucki (2017). In Snare, she engages a diaspora narrative that reveals the ugly realism of emigration. Intertwined with a story of love and (un)pleasant memories of home, she skilfully wove themes of exile, dreams differed and culture shock with an eloquence that is captivating, published by MIRACLAIRE PUBLISHING LLC 2013.


Césaire Beyel migrated to Germany from Cameroon in 1989. He is a graduate medical engineer and computer scientist who has worked in research for several years. Since 2015, he started a new career as an entrepreneur in commercial cleaning. Fully committed to the development of Africans on the continent and abroad, he was not only on the board of the Afrikanischer Dachverband NRW for many years but also actively helped to shape the Deutsch-Afrikanisch Zentrum in Bonn as a founding member and long-time chairman.

Laura Tinzoh migrated to Germany from Cameroon to pursue studies in Food Chemistry in 1997.  She is a mother of 5, wife, author, motivational speaker and founder of “La Tinzoh Empowerment”. Her books (From the Inside Out: Forty Days to Calvary (2017); Aus dem Inneren heraus - eine spirituelle Begleitung für Gebet und Fasten (2018); co-author of The Perfect Migrant (2018)) conferences and workshops cover themes that aim to uplift and inspire. She and her husband Paul collaborate with the Archdiocese of Cologne by empowering couples to live a fulfilled marriage. 

Eintritt frei, Spenden sind sehr willkommen!



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Gefördert von: Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen. 


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