Peter Paul Zahl: German Exile Writer in Jamaica

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Peter Paul Zahl, sympathizer of the radical left during the 70's in Germany, served many years in prison for shooting a policeman. during his prison term, P.P. Zahl published poems, short stories, and books that dealt with the turbulent years
of the Baader Meinhof group. This video documentary shows the life and work of Peter Paul Zahl before and after his exile to Jamaica.


Keywords: Peter Paul Zahl
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English/German
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Dr Kevin Kennedy

Professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, USA

I work in the field of German Diaspora, German Communities and (Post)Colonialism. Extensive work and a video documentary on Germans settlement in Jamaica has been documented. Project in progress: a video documentary on Germans in Namibia.

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