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BGHRA Third International Convention 2013 - Featured Artists
  • BGHRA Convention 2013

    We are pleased to announce the Third Annual International Convention of the Black German Heritage & Research Association to be held August 8-11, 2013 at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Conference Features

    The conference will feature a keynote address by Maisha Eggers, Professor of Childhood and Diversity Studies at the University of Magdeburg, a screening of the 1952 film “Toxi” and presentations by guest artists Sharon Dodua Otoo and Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, editors of “The Little Book of Big Visions: How To Be an Artist and Revolutionize the World"
  • Flexible Accommodations

    The many choices in accommodations available ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay for all our guests, even those on a limited budget.
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Featured Artists

Witnessed: Black Authors' Book Series

Series Editor: Sharon Dodua Otoo

Witnessed Edition 2 | "Also By Mail" by Olumide Popoola (2013)

Sharon Dodua Otoo

Sharon Dodua Otoo is a Black British mother, activist, actress, author and editor of the book series “Witnessed.” Her first novella “the things i am thinking while smiling politely” was published in February 2012 (edition assemblage). In all aspects of Sharon’s work, empowerment plays a key role. Following completion of her BA degree in German and Management Studies (Royal Holloway, University of London), Sharon worked in various consultancy roles in London and Brighton in the area of anti-racism, race equality and corporate social responsibility. She now lives, laughs and works in Berlin.


Sandrine Micossé-Aikins

The painter and conceptual artist Sandrine Micossé-Aikins deals with questions concerning identity and belonging, exclusion and (self) empowerment. Starting from her experience as a Togolese-German artist, who studied and worked in Mauritius, among other places, she combines various art forms to question facets of identity, ascriptions and unequal power relations. In 2008/09 she co-curated and supervised the project Prèt-à-Partager for the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. Sandrine Micossé-Aikins completed the Master program “Art in Context” at the University of Arts in Berlin.


About "Witnessed"



About "the things i am thinking while smiling politely":


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Featured Artists


Sharon Otoo:Witnessed:The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World


Sandrine Micossé-Aikins : Editor: Witnessed Series  "Edition Assemblage"