Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.
China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
By Howard W. French
Many observers have noted China’s growing presence in Africa. Ascertaining the true extent of that presence, however, is somewhat more complicated. I picked up this book with the hope of getting a solid grounding that would clear the way for more in-depth reading on this topic. While the book contains useful information, it fell somewhat short in providing the contextual foundation that I was looking for.
To be fair, Howard W. French is both knowledgeable and experienced on the subject. He lived in Africa for a number of years while writing for The Washington Post and The New York Times, and he was a war correspondent in Liberia in the 1990s during its devastat