CompLit Interview with Deborah Nyangulu

Deborah Nyangulu was interviewed by Sandra Folie & Gianna Zocco in the journal CompLit (pp. 187-191) for the issue on “Sketches of Black Europe in African and African Diasporic Narratives”.

The interview series is available open access:

DOI: 10.48611/isbn.978-2-406-16076-2.p.0169

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idea of democratic critique

“If you think that acts of contradicting someone always need to point to better solutions, you haven’t really understood the idea of democratic critique.”

Martin Nonhoff
articulate

“Contradictions need to be articulated in order to exist.”

Martin Nonhoff
power and resistance

“Michel Foucault says: “Where there is power, there is resistance, and […] this resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power” (History of Sexuality I, The Will to Knowledge, 1976, p. 95)”

Gisela Febel
relational

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke
earthing

“Geography as a discipline stands for a certain worlding, if not earthing, of contradiction, in both theoretical and pracitcal respect.”

Julia Lossau