The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa was just chosen as one of Zocalo Public Square's Top 10 Books of 2010:
Brautigam provides a new way to see China’s economic growth, offering context for all the fearful headlines about its relationships with African countries.Thanks, Zocalo -- "the website that connects people to ideas and to each other".
Click here to read Zocalo's full review of The Dragon's Gift.
Congratulations! Well deserved!
Fascinating. I have looked for this book in major bookstores and it is never stocked. I guess that's part of the problem--there is no market for even-handed coverage of China, much less China's involvement in Africa, because mainstream coverage is mostly negative. Hope your work, and this book, get more exposure in popular media outlets.
Thanks much. Interestingly, The Dragon's Gift is actually available in the UK in at least four major bookstores. I suspect that's more because OUP-UK put it into their "trade" catalog. Oxford USA did not put it in their "trade" catalog or offer it to bookstores. It was probably more the decision of the different marketing departments at OUP than the bookstores themselves!
p.s. it's available at Barnes & Noble and also at Amazon...
Do you have a kindle version?
Yes, there is a kindle version at Amazon.com.
I have just got the hardback (you're welcome) through the post here in the UK (got it on Amazon)
Can't wait to read it as I am doing my undergrad. dissertation on the Sino-African relationship and read a lot suggesting China's presence in Africa is 'exploiting Africa/ threat to Western involvement in Africa' which I am dubious about as China in all fairness is talking the good talk on investment in sectors not just economic.
Having read your other articles I am expecting to find out something a little different to the status quo assumptions on China's policy in the region.
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