Print Publications

Noah Sow writes fiction and non fiction books, libretti, radioplays, theatre plays, specialist papers, radio and TV comedy, op-ed columns, speeches and a blog.
Listed below is a selection of print publications and contributions.


– A selection of past works in various non-print fields of writing can be found on the page „Bio“.

“Diaspora Dynamics: Shaping The Future Of Literature”

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Article / speech transcript in: Arndt, Susan, Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard, and Abioseh Porter eds. Future Africa and Beyond. Visions in Transition. Special Issue of Journal of the African Literature Association (peer-reviewed). London/New York: Routledge, 2017, featuring Wole Soyinka, Teju Cole and many more. 
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Online and audio:





Deutschland Schwarz Weiß


Bestseller Deutschland Schwarz Weiß

snp Bestseller #1 »Deutschland Schwarz Weiß« amazon Bildschirmfoto 2016-01-11 um 12.15.24




Many may be surprised to learn about the fact that Black Germans have always been an integral part of Europe. Currently, even the most cautious estimates say that there are far more than 1,000,000 Black people living in Germany, many of whom are German citizens. This makes up more than one percent of the country’s population.


Originally published by C. Bertelsmann, Random House in 2008. With its 6 print issues and an Audio Book version, Deutschland Schwarz Weiß has become an important and the most popular standard text in the discussion and education about structural racism in Germany. In February 2018, an extensively updated 10th anniversary edition of 2018 was released.


-> visit the book web page (English)



2015: »Deutscher Humor« /German Humour«





Spoiler und „Buch“ information hier.

Noah Sow, July 2015, Paperback, 100 Seiten
deutsch: ISBN 978-3-7386-1973-7
English: ISBN 978-3-7386-2046-7


Spoiler and „book“ information here.







AfroFictional In[ter]ventions, Susan Arndt & Nadja Ofuatey-Alazard (Edt.), edition assemblage, 2014







Chapter, portrait and letter from Rosemarie Peña to Noah Sow

Backdrop: the afrodeutsche children who had been given up for adoption to other countries through pressure from Germany’s parliament shortly after (!) WWII.

Blog article on the subject and portrait here.







»Schwarze Wissensproduktion als angeeignete Profilierungsressource und der systematische Ausschluss von Erfahrungswissen aus Kunst- und Kulturstudien«

(“The appropriation of Black Knowledge Production for Nonblack academical careers”) 


Kunst und Politik Jahrbuch der Guernica-Gesellschaft – Band 017, Anna Greve (Hg.) Weißsein und Kunst, Neue postkoloniale Analysen
V&R unipress, Göttingen, 2015 ISBN 978-3-8471-0526-8


Book on Amazon

Article Online








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praise for Deutschland Schwarz Weiß:


„… original, sharp and highly informative.“
Dr. Philomena Essed


„An absolute educational recommendation“


„This book helped me, my friends and my family a whole lot.“
L.K. reader feedback


„I am so happy this book exists!“
Esther G., reader feedback


„This book was a milestone for me.“
Michaela, reader feedback