I recently came across the name of Chinese/Taiwanese writer San Mao. To be honest, I had never heard of her before. She turns out to have been a prolific writer, and -- some claim -- her work remains important (for better or for worse) in shaping a popular image of Africa in China.
Some references I've found on the web include:
- a trailer for a documentary (which never seems to have been finished): http://vimeo.com/8005426
- and a couple of blog features:
Africa is a Country is interested in finding out more about San Mao, and so am I. Do any readers know more? Has anyone heard of her?
Further update. I realized belatedly that San Mao was my favorite singer when I lived in Taiwan. I adored her song Olive Tree: "Do not ask me from where I have come, My home is far, far away. Why do you wander so far? Wander so far?"