4 - Is China’s Diplomatic Discourse Lagging behind Africa’s Diplomatic Practice?
Corresponding Author(s) : Luke Patey
Africa Review of Books,
Vol. 12 No. 1 (2016): Africa Review of Books, Volume 12, n° 1, 2016
Among dozens of books published recently on China in Africa, I think few have implications as profound and as far-reaching as The New Kings of Crude by Luke Patey. but let me discribe the book briefly before I assess the implications. It is a thoroughly researched and denselywritten book. The endnotes alone are packed in 62 single-spaced pages and include materials not only in English but also in the Chinese language. The data are derived from primary sources
(unstructured interviews) and secondaire unconventional structure that combines ons ( written documents) using an unconventional structure that combines the features of a travelogue and a scholarly treatise, of a novel and a survey research report, and of a news report and philosophical analysis, the book chronicles the history of oil companies from China and India in the Sudan.