Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Jalid Sehouli (Charité) & Nnenna Onuoha

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. hc. Jalid Sehouli is Medical Director Department of Gynecology including center of oncological surgery and Department of Gynaecology and professor at Berlin's Charité hospital. He’s also a writer of scientific as well as fiction works. In 2012, his first fictional work, Marrakesch, was published. In his second work, Und von Tanger fahren die Boote nach irgendwo (2016), he uses Tangier, the hometown of his parents, as a starting point for philosophical and autobiographical reflections that also encompass his life in Berlin. His 2018 book, Von der Kunst, schlechte Nachrichten gut zu überbringen, addresses challenging aspects of doctor-patient communication.

Nnenna Onuoha is a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and visual artist based in Berlin, Germany.  Her research explores monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the United States. At its core, her work asks: How do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform, and why? A second strand of her work focuses on archiving Black experience in the present to understand how, amidst all of this, we practice care and repair for each other. Nnenna is currently a binational doctoral researcher in Media Anthropology at Harvard University and Global History at the University of Potsdam.