Birgit Weyhe

Birgit Weyhe was born in Munich in 1969. She spent her childhood in Uganda and Kenya and studied literature and history in Konstanz and Hamburg. Going on to study illustration, she has since worked as an illustrator and comic artist in Hamburg. Her graphic novels have been nominated for awards in Germany, France and Japan, and Madgermanes received the 2015 Comic Book Prize of the Berthold Leibinger Foundation and the 2016 Max and Moritz Prize for best German comic. In 2022 she was awarded Hamburg’s prestigious Lessing Grant and was honoured as best German-language comic artist. Rude Girl was shortlisted for the Hamburg Book of the Year award and was the first comic ever to be nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair, in 2023.

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Birgit Weyhe Priscilla Layne

The white German graphic novelist Birgit Weyhe teaches at a US college through an academic exchange program. At a conference of American Germanists in the Midwest, she is accused of cultural expropriation. Is she exploiting her privileges as a white writer when she tells stories about Black people? She meets Priscilla Layne, an African American

  • Rude Girl
    Buch, Vorbestellung 28.00 EUR
    Klappenbroschur, 310 S.

    Erscheint im Frühjahr 2024
    29. April 2024
Birgit Weyhe Katy Derbyshire (Translator)

‘Madgermanes’ is what the Mozambican workers once contracted out to East Germany are called today. At the end of the 1970s, some 20,000 of them were sent from the People’s Republic of Mozambique to the GDR to labour for their socialist sister country. After the Berlin Wall fell, almost all of them lost their residency

  • Madgermanes
    book 25.00 EUR
    Graphic novel
    B-format paperback
    236 pages
    1. Oktober 2021
    VQ Books Title