Author: Firoze Manji, Stephen Marks, N. Obiorah.
Manji, Firoze and Marks, Stephen and Obiorah, N.. 1 Mar. 2007. "Who's Afraid of China in Africa? Towards an African Civil Society Perspective on China-Africa Relations." 35-55. Oxford: Pambazuka Press.
Almost every African country today bears the stamp of China's emerging presence, from oil fields in the east and west, to farms in the south, to mines in the centre of the continent. China has cultural agreements with 42 African countries. US$30 billion will change between Chinese and African hands this year. And China's trade and economic assistance to Africa has grown by geometric proportions. Much existing commentary on China in Africa focuses on the vested interests of the West. Lost in the cacophony have been the voices of independent African analysts and activists. The contributors to this book - including Horace Campbell, Michelle Chan-Fishel, Daniel Large, Stephen Marks and Kwesi Kwaa Prah - present African social, historical and cross-continental perspectives on Chinese involvement in Africa in a unique collection of essays. Firoze Manji is the director of Fahamu and editor of Pambazuka News. Originally from Kenya, he has more than 30 years of experience in international development, health and human rights. He is a member of the editorial board of Development in Practice. Stephen Marks is a freelance researcher and writer specialising in economic development, human rights, planning, and the environment.
Published: 1 Mar. 2007Typ: bookSectionISBN: 978-0-9545637-3-8