China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

by Howard W. French
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China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard W. French

A New York Times Notable Book 

Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development. China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. From Liberia to Senegal to Mozambique, in creaky trucks and by back roads, French introduces us to the characters who make up China’s dogged emigrant population: entrepreneurs singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, and less-lucky migrants barely scraping by but still convinced of Africa’s opportunities. French’s acute observations offer illuminating insight into the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: Why China is making these cultural and economic incursions into the continent; what Africa’s role is in this equation; and what the ramifications for both parties and their people—and the watching world—will be in the foreseeable future.


One of the Best Books of the Year at • The Economist  The 
Guardian • Foreign Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307946652
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 270,174
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Howard W. French wrote from Africa for The Washington Post and The New York Times. At the Times, he was bureau chief in Latin America and the Caribbean, West and Central Africa, Japan, and China. He is the recipient of two Overseas Press Club awards and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. The author of A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa and co-author of Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life, he has written for The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among other national publications. He is on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York.

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China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A top notch book, well researched, and well written by a knowledgeable Author. An easy read. If you are interested in the latest developments in Africa this is your book. Well worth the time and money. Highly recommend.
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Trendwin More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book about Chinese business man view an opportunities in Africa or other host countries.. Highly recommended...