The fall of the Berlin Wall brought unification to some in Central Europe but not to everyone. As May Ayim captured in her poem, “Blues in Black and White,” “A reunited germany/celebrates itself in 1990/without its immigrants, refugees, jewish and black people.” There are more notable Afro-Germans in the public eye today than ever before – soccer player Jerome Boateng is a popular member of the German national football team, and Afro-German and Afro-Austrian politicians are winning elections at the local and national levels – but the status of Black lives and experiences, in all of their multivalent forms and expressions, is still in flux.

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