Tuesday, April 12, 2011
New York City Meets Warm Heart of Africa
This has very little to do with China and Africa -- call it New York City and Africa -- but swamped as I am with grading papers, article deadlines, traveling to give talks, thinking what I will say during my seven minutes on a World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting panel this week, I want to share 3:42 minutes of escapism: a video of The Very Best's hit song Warm Heart of Africa with guest artist Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend joining Esau Mwamwaya of The Very Best. This sweet and jolly song combines pieces of my life (Columbia University and Malawi where my South African husband lived for five years). Enjoy.
Follow me on Twitter @D_Brautigam. Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway; and author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford U. Press, 2009, 2011). A China scholar, I first went to Africa in 1983 to research Chinese engagement and never stopped. © Deborah Brautigam 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.