Sharon Dodua Otoo

Sharon Dodua Otoo is an author and political activist. She writes prose and essays and edits the English-language book series Witnessed. Her novellas the things i am thinking while smiling politely and Synchronicity were published in German and English. In 2016, Otoo won the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis with her story Herr Gröttrup setzt sich hin and in 2020 she held the Klagenfurt Speech on Literature Dürfen Schwarze Blumen Malen? Her first novel in German is planned for 2021. Otoo is politically active with the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland e.V. and Phoenix e.V. She and her family live in Berlin.

As of July 2020