Sharon Dodua Otoo is a Ghanaian-British mother, activist and author. She is also the editor of the book series Witnessed which appears in the Münster-based publishing collective edition assemblage. Sharon Dodua Otoo’s first novella the things i am thinking while smiling politely was published in 2012. The German translation die dinge, die ich denke, während ich höflich lächle appeared in 2013, also in edition assemblage. Her most recent novella Synchronicity was first published in German in 2014, then one year later in the English language original. Sharon Dodua Otoo won the prestigious Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize at the 2016 Festival of German Language Literature.