Obituary. On August 5 Toni Morrison, the first female Afro-American novelist to win the Nobel Prize in literature, died. Her legacy of breaking the silence lives on.
The nationwide campaign „Hand in Hand Against Racism“ on June 18 and 19 was a big success in Bochum: According to the organiser, a total of 8.500 citizens participated and transformed the area between Bochum Central Station, “Kirmesplatz” and city hall into a 3.4 kilometre long human chain. The aim was to demonstrate against racism and stress the importance of an open-minded Germany.