African Perspectives on China in Africa

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Much existing commentary on China in Africa focuses on the vested interests of the West while the voices of independent African analysts and activists have been lost. In a unique collection of essays, the contributors to this book present African social, historical, and cross-continental perspectives on Chinese involvement in Africa. Contributors include Ali Askouri, Horace Campbell, Michelle Chan-Fishel, Moreblessings Chidaushe, John Blessing Karumbidza, Daniel Large, Anabela Lemos, Firoze Manji, Stephen Marks, Ndubisi Obiorah, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Daniel Ribeiro, and John Rocha.


Firoze Manji is founder and executive director of Fahamu and the editor of Pambazuka News. He is the former program director for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, the former CEO for Aga Khan Foundation UK, and a former regional representative for health for the International Development Research Centre’s office for Eastern and Southern Africa. Stephen Marks is the coordinator of the Fahamu China in Africa project and has been a visiting fellow at Goldsmith's College and the University of East London.