Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 18, 2010 11:10 AM
Its name comes from the 2006 documentary film African Boots of Beijing shot and edited by Luke Mines and produced by your correspondent. The film was about Afrika United, a Beijing-based football team made up players from all over the African continent.
The new website is a place for news about Africans in China, Chinese in Africa and anything that concerns the relations between African countries and China, ranging from news from the Afrika United football team to serious journalism and commentary.
We are looking for contributors, especially people from Africa and Chinese people with African experience. Please write to jeremy -at - danwei.org if you are interested in participating. The website is still very much in development — comments, suggestions and criticism more than welcome.
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Big in China: An adapted excerpt from Big In China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising A Family, Playing The Blues and Becoming A Star in China, just published this month. Author Alan Paul tells the story of arriving in Beijing as a trailing spouse, starting a blues band, raising kids and trying to make sense of China.
Pallavi Aiyar's Chinese Whiskers: Pallavi Aiyar's first novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in contemporary Beijing, will be published in January 2011. Aiyar currently lives in Brussels where she writes about Europe for the Business Standard. Below she gives permissions for an excerpt.
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