Author: Frauke Katharina Eckl, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel, Sophia Thubauville.
Eckl, Frauke Katharina and Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu and Thubauville, Sophia. 2017. "Ethiopia’s Asian Options: A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements." Insight on Africa 9 (2): 89-108. https://doi.org/10.1177/0975087817707445
Africa?Asia relations are a controversial subject at the moment and many authors have attempted to shed light on what the renewed relations between Africa and Asia entail. Some have denounced what they see as a ?New Scramble for Africa?, while others have identified the possibilities offered by these new South?South relations and have drawn attention to the impact of African agency in this new constellation. This article follows on from these discussions by reading the growing global dynamic as a collage of African and Asian entanglements. It is based on research conducted within the University of Frankfurt?s Inter-Centre programme on Africa?s Asian Options (AFRASO). In line with the programme?s empirical, comparative and trans-regional objectives, the three authors conduct research on the interactions between Africa and Asia.1