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From Postmigrant to Posthuman

The Performance of Simone Dede Ayivi

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 2023


A recent trend in Black German theatre engages with fantasy and posthumanism to criticize German racism and nationalism. In Krieg der Hörnchen (War of the Squirrels), Simone Dede Ayivi combines posthumanism and postnationalism, using German fears of invasive gray squirrels taking over the habitat of native red squirrels to reimagine xenophobic and racist debates about migration.

Special Issue on Contemporary German Theatre
© The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press for Tisch School of the Arts/NYU

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