The first collection of interdisciplinary and comparative studies focusing on diverse interactions among African, Asian, and Oceanic peoples and German colonizers
German Colonialism Revisited brings together military historians, art historians, literary scholars, cultural theorists, and linguists to address a range of issues surrounding colonized African, Asian, and Oceanic people’s creative reactions to and interactions with German colonialism. This scholarship sheds new light on local power dynamics; agency; and economic, cultural, and social networks that preceded and, as some now argue, ultimately structured German colonial rule. Going beyond issues of resistance, these essays present colonialism as a shared event from which both the colonized and the colonizers emerged changed.
“This valuable multidisciplinary anthology provides 17 chapters about dynamic and creative responses to German colonial rule from the 1820s until the 1990s and includes single-case and comparative studies of former colonies around the world. . . . The writing is lively and the arguments cogent. Overall, this is a fresh, new perspective. . . . Highly recommended.”
“The individual essays afford valuable insights into the German colonial period and its repercussions.”
“A wide range of meetings and interactions . . . underscores the diversity of the German-colonial experiences.”
—Winfried Speitkamp, Historische Zeitschrift
Cover photograph: Missionaries and King Njoya.