Some links

Alex de Waal’s review of Patrick Chabal’s excellent Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling is in two parts, here and here.

The inimitable EastSouthWestNorth points us first to the China History Group Blog, Frog in a Well. There we can enjoy Alan Baumler’s excellent discussion of why movable type took so long to take off in China. And he considers contemporary parallels.

He also points us to new frontiers in news presentation being pioneered by Taiwan’s Apple Daily’s News-In-Motion feature! Don’t miss the Tiger Woods reconstruction.

Finally, if you thought that Ijumaa’s investigation of nefarious goings on in Dar’s beauty salons was exaggerated, think again. It’s a global phenomenon, apparently. At least the drugs bit…….

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