As Britain tries to figure out how to form a government, I am pleased that someone put The Dragon's Gift
into a list of recommended reading for that new government. Today's Guardian newspaper
features experts who give their advice and offer "essential reading" for the new power holders (whomever they turn out to be). Pankaj Mishra, the award-winning novelist and essayist, picks up the theme of China's rise and recommends "With regard to Africa, where Britain has a substantial aid commitment, Deborah Brautigam's The Dragon's Gift
offers a more thoughtful assessment of China's intentions and motives in the continent ..."
Now if only I could get someone to recommend The Dragon's Gift
to my own government ...
Also this weekend, a nice review of The Dragon's Gift
by Helmut Reisen, "Pourquoi La Chine Investit L'Afrique," appears in Les Enjeux
, the magazine of French newspaper Les Echos