University of Rochester

EVENT: Program by Ika Hügel-Marshall, author of Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

January 31, 2007

Hügel-Marshall shares her unique upbringing as an Afro-German in this discussion of her memoir, Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany. The daughter of an American serviceman and a white German woman, Hügel-Marshall describes her experiences dealing with the racism of post-Hitler Germany and her own Afro-German identity.

Hügel-Marshall will read from Invisible Woman and engage the audience in a discussion in both German and English. The discussion will be followed by a screening of the short film Hope in My Heart, a documentary on the life and untimely death of Afro-German poet and activist May Ayim. Directed by Maria Binder, the film explores Ayim's work as well as the issue of racism in postwar Germany.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-4251.