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Sharon Dodua Otoo

Sharon Dodua Otoo is a Black British writer of fiction and an activist of Ghanaian descent. She was born in London in 1972 and currently lives in Berlin. She is the editor of the English-language book series Witnessed published by Edition Assemblage.

Her first novella the things i am thinking while smiling politely appeared in 2012 and in German translation in 2013. Her most recent novella Synchronicity was first published in German in 2014; the English language original followed in 2015. In 2016 she received the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for her German language short story “Herr Gröttrup setzt sich hin” at Tage der deutschprachigen Literatur, an annual festival for German-language literature.

Bibliography

Burnley, Clementine, and Sharon Dodua Otoo, editors. Winter Shorts. Edition Assemblage, 2015.

Micossé-Aikins, Sandrine, and Sharon Dodua Otoo, editors. The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World. Edition Assemblage, 2012.

Oltermann, Philip. “Black British writer wins major German-language fiction award”. The Guardian, 12 July 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/black-british-writer-wins-major-german-language-fiction-sharon-dodue-otoo-ingeborg-bachmann-prize.

Otoo, Sharon Dodua. the things i am thinking while smiling politely. Ed. Assemblage, 2012.

–. die dinge, die ich denke, während ich höflich lächele. Ed. Assemblage, 2013.

–. Synchronicity [German edition]. Ed. Assemblage, 2014.

­–. Synchronicity [English edition]. Ed. Assemblage, 2015.

–. “Herr Gröttrup setzte sich hin.” Bachmannpreis, bachmannpreis.orf.at/stories/2773423. Accessed 7 July 2017.

–. “The Speaker is using the N-Word”: A Transnational Comparison (Germany-Great Britain) of Resistance to Racism in Everyday Language.” Rassismuskritik und Widerstandsformen, edited by Karim Fereidooni and Meral El, Springer, 2017.

–. “Whtnacig Pnait (Watching Paint).” The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World, edited by Sandrine Micossé-Aikins and Sharon Dodua Otoo, Edition Assemblage, 2012.

 

 

 

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