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Erfurt Reading and Munich: Not Guilty - We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee

Erfurt Reading: Not Guilty - We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee

Mr. Ayaba Cho Lucas will read his Book "Not Guilty" in Erfurt
Deutsch: Als Flüchtling in Europa: Cho Lucas Ayaba liest aus seinem Buch "Not Guilty"
Reading in English: Not Guilty - We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee
Date: 26.09.2007:
Time: 19 Uhr,
Place: Café Nerly, Marktstraße 6; Erfurt

Als Flüchtling in Europa: Cho Lucas Ayaba liest aus seinem Buch "Not Guilty"
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/585

Erfurt Reading: Not Guilty - We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee

Mr. Ayaba Cho Lucas will read his Book "Not Guilty" in Erfurt
Deutsch: Als Flüchtling in Europa: Cho Lucas Ayaba liest aus seinem Buch "Not Guilty"
Reading in English: Not Guilty - We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee
Date: 26.09.2007:
Time: 19 Uhr,
Place: Café Nerly, Marktstraße 6 Erfurt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/586

Mr. Ayaba Cho Lucas will also speak during the Pan African Conference in Munich, 22.09 this week on our political struggles of the African Refugee Community and on the situation of the Africans in Germany / Europe.
He is the co-ordinating activist of The VOICE Africa Forum in NRW with Refugee Forum Germany, His is the founding activist and the General Secretary of the International - Southern Camerunian Youth League – SYCL.
http://panafrikanismusforum.net/?page_id=20

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Editorial Reviews

Not Guilty: We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee

by Ayaba Cho Lucas

From the Inside Flap

"Not Guilty is the journey of a black refugee through the complex and restrictive economic centre of fortress Europe as seen through the eyes of one person. It recounts my daring escape from the enemy’s seaport, spending thirty days in a ship loaded with stolen African timber, as I braved the banging and roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean on my way into exile. Germany tried to break my will, discounted my dignity, and imprisoned me for sixteen days when I stood my ground seeking this illusion called freedom. The ship saved my life, but Germany took my dream hostage. Like millions of others who seek respite on this continent, I faced denigration from man-made laws. The instrument of oppression wasn’t limited to carefully crafted legislation like the residence obligation law. The German police, a relic of Hitler’s notorious Schutzstaffel (SS),are the most visible instrument of state oppression that refugees in general, and blacks in particular, have to face. This book relates the brutality of the German police and of the club wielding neo-Nazis angry for having lost the war. It analyses the fear and insecurity of the Europeans and the rage and brutality with which they continue to prey on their victims."

http://www.publishedauthors.net/bookayaba/index.html

Readings and the refugee struggles:
http://thevoiceforum.org/ayaba-cho-lucas

For 30 days Ayaba and two other refugees had be hiding on board a ship carrying wood, before his trip across the Atlantic Sea ended in a Portugese harbour. “In the bowels of the ship, we told each other stories about our life, about our political experiences. This helped us forget the depression of the last days.” Ayaba’s flight ended in Germany where he asked for political asylum. But this was not the end of his being a refugee. In his book “not guilty”, Ayaba writes about the humiliating experiences he made with German authorities, about arbitrary and often brutal police controls and about everyday mechanisms of exclusion.

“Germany tried to break my will and take my dignity. I was being arrested for 16 days, but I didn’t give up my will, my illusion called freedom. The ship saved my life, but Germany took my dream hostage.” Ayaba Cho Lucas was born in August 1972 in the Cameroons, a former German colony. Before he was chased because of his political activities in 1995, he studied chemistry at the University of Buea. He is the
secretary-general of the Southern Cameroons Youth League (SYCL). He escaped being arrested in 1998. He is now living in Germany as a refugee.

Organisation: AK Asyl Göttingen, The Voice, plataforma Berlin
Book Presentation "Not Guilty" An African Refugee
Experience

Eng/Deut/French: *"Not Guilty" - Book presentation and discussion /
Buchvorstellung und Diskussion mit Ayaba Cho Lucas*
http://thevoiceforum.org/ayaba_book/berlin/goettingen

Als Flüchtling in Europa: Cho Lucas Ayaba liest aus seinem Buch "Not Guilty"

"Not Guilty" - Autorenlesung, 26. September, 19.30 Uhr, Café Nerly Erfurt

"Bauch des Schiffes erzählten wir uns Ge-schichten aus unserem Leben und unseren politischen Erfahrungen. All dies half uns die Niedergeschlagenheit zu vergessen, die so charakteristisch für die letzten Tage gewesen war."

Cho Lucas Ayaba, 1972 in einer deut- schen Kolonie in Kamerun geboren, hat das durchlebt, was für uns undenkbar ist. 30 Tage lang versteckte er sich mit anderen Flüchtlin-gen auf einem Schiff, bis es nach der Fahrt über den Atlantischen Ozean in einem portugiesischen Hafen landete. Kaum in Sicherheit gedacht, begann von dort aus ein ebenso leidensvoller Weg nach Deutschland. Was Cho Lucas Ayaba in dieser Zeit über sich ergehen lassen musste, schrieb der Kameruner nieder. Entflossen ist "Not Guilty", ein
Werk, dass von Erlebnissen mit deutschen Amtsstuben, gewaltsamen Kontrollen der Polizei sowie von alltäglicher Ausgrenzung erzählt. Welche Erfahrungen seine Flucht prägt, erzählt Ayaba am 26. September, wenn er aus seinem Buch im Erfurter Café Nerly liest. Die Lesung wird in englischer Sprache mit Übersetzung erfolgen.

"Not Guilty" - Autorenlesung, 26. September, 19.30 Uhr, Café Nerly Erfurt
http://erfurt.bewegungsmelder.de/Artikel/12131258
http://thevoiceforum.org/ayaba-cho-lucas

Ayaba Cho Lucas: Panafrikanismus-Tag am 22. September 2007 im Goethe-Forum, München Chemiker, stammt aus Kamerun, Menschenrechtsaktivist und Koordinator von The VOICE Africa Forum in NRW, Generalsekretär und Gründungsmitglied der Southern Cameroons Youth League (SCYL) in Deutschland. Autor des Buches: Not Guilty: We Versus Them, the Experience of an African Refugee.
http://panafrikanismusforum.net/?page_id=20

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