Rural Modernity and its Discontents

Reflections on globalization, modernity and the 'civilized' African peasant

China in Africa: Rethinking the cliche

Of course, since China’s ‘going out’ policy, its rapidly growing presence in Africa is undeniable. Flying recently from Lubumbashi, a major copper mining city in the DR Congo, little else … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Karuturi: Why the hype?

The Bangalore-based agribusiness, Karuturi Global, is arguably the most discussed and criticized agricultural investment in Africa. In 2009, its outspoken Director,¬†Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, announced¬†with much fanfare the allocation of 300,000 … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 2 Comments