Hustler narratives have emerged as a genre in world literature since the mid-1960s. It is an expansive genre but deals broadly with the shortcomings ... of any given political economy as seen from the perspective of characters who position themselves as both victims and villains.
After years of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks ... that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums.
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Forget debt traps, Huawei 'back-doors' and vaccine diplomacy. They might be the disputes that define our current polarised moment, but I'm willing ... to bet they won't have the staying power of the one - the original - dispute that has haunted Chinese engagement with Africa since the late 1990s: labour.