n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Postkolonialismus ohne Kolonisierte? - Lukas Bärfuss' Hundert Tage und die Täterschaft im Genozid

Volume 43, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1273



Contemporary German postcolonial literature does not seem particularly interested in the perspectives of the colonized. On the surface, this indifference corresponds with Spivak's assumption that subalterns' cannot be represented and Timm's verdict that "empathy" is "an act of colonising". Post-colonialism without the colonised', however, is not an adequate answer to the question of how to deal with experiences of a different culture in literature. This article focusses on Lukas BĠrfuss' novel Hundert Tage (2008) and interrogates its perspective of a female perpetrator during the Rwandan Genocide.

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