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  • © 2017 Birgit Weyhe

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Birgit WEYHE/Translation:YAMAGUCHI Yuki

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Germany / Japan]

For a decade starting in 1979, around 20,000 people from Mozambique were sent as labor- ers to East Germany as part of its national policy. When forced to return home after Ger- many’s unification, they were berated as “mad Germans.” This graphic novel portrays three fictional people based on stories the author heard from individuals involved. What did these young people see and feel in Europe? A pene- trating look into the heart of the immigration issue.

© 2017 Birgit Weyhe

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Birgit WEYHE / Translation: YAMAGUCHI Yuki

Germany/Japan

Birgit WEYHE|Born in Munich, 1969. YAMAGUCHI Yuki|Born in Fukushima Prefecture, 1987.

( 2019 )

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