'A provocative diagnosis of China’s linkages with Africa, raising some profound questions as to the nature
and direction of Chinese engagement in Africa. It will make a powerful contribution to the wider debate on Sino-African relations.
Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews
‘A skilful exploration of the contradiction between euphoric “Africa Rising” narrative and reality of the increased number of Africans who continue to live in poverty. A critical and insightful analysis of China’s roles in Africa’s development.'
Francis Owusu, Iowa State University
'This must-read, timely book critically challenges the 'Africa rising' thesis. It charts both change in
terms of the China-led commodity boom and diversification of dependency, but also troubling continuity through the lack of structural transformation.'
Rory Honer, The University of Manchester
‘The authors take a deep dive into China's economic activities in Africa using detailed case studies to make a significant contribution to the work around African development.’
Anita Plummer, Howard University