With Eric and Cobus on the China-Africa Project
What an amazing honor to be featured on a podcast that I have been listening to for years!
While there are a growing number of books that explore the China-Africa relationship, most are written either by scholars or journalists who are experts in the field and are written in a style that is often inaccessible for people new to this subject.
Beijing-based author and social entrepreneur Lina Getachew Ayenew saw this as the perfect opportunity to write a China-Africa book “for everyone else.” She was well-positioned to do so given that she had spent years producing easy-to-understand summaries of China-Africa news and events for readers in Beijing. So Lina pulled together five years of those digests as the source material for her a new book that chronicles China-Africa relations from the years 2014-2018.
Lina joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the book, The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations, and to share her views on some of the key “mega themes” that are shaping China-Africa relations today.