Showing Her Colors: An Afro-German Writes the Blues in Black and White

@article{Goertz2003ShowingHC,
  title={Showing Her Colors: An Afro-German Writes the Blues in Black and White},
  author={K. Goertz},
  journal={Callaloo},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={306 - 319}
}
This essay undertakes a detailed analysis of May Ayim's blues in schwarz weiss and examines her development of what she terms Ayim's "hybrid language" -- an expressive poetic style in which African and German elements are not mutually exclusive but rather two interwoven strands that Ayim brings together to articulate the texture of her identity as a Black German. Goertz contends that Ayim's use of complex forms of irony and displacement constitutes a sophisticated practice of "defamiliarization… Expand
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