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China's second continent : how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa

Author: Howard W French
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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French reveals the human face of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent-- and in doing so reveals what is at stake for everyone involved. We meet a broad spectrum of China's dogged emigrant population, from those singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, commerce, and even environment, to those just barely scraping by, still convinced that Africa affords them better
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard W French
ISBN: 9780307956989 0307956989 9780307946652 0307946657
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 858080279
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description: 285 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One: Manifest destiny : Mozambique ; Behold the future ; Friendly gestures --
Part Two: The devil and the deep blue sea : Liberia: small fates ; Conakry: late to the banquet ; Freetown: instruments of magic ; Why Mali? ; Ghana: habits of democracy --
Part Three: Happy family : Saints of the household ; Fat of the land.
Responsibility: Howard W. French.

Abstract:

French reveals the human face of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent-- and in doing so reveals what is at stake for everyone involved. We meet a broad spectrum of China's dogged emigrant population, from those singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, commerce, and even environment, to those just barely scraping by, still convinced that Africa affords them better opportunities than their homeland. And we encounter an equally panoramic array of African responses to this new world order.

Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.

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