Is there a new scramble for Africa involving China, Japan, and India in competition with each other and with the Western world?
In the second half of the twentieth century, Mao's China and Jawaharlal Nehru's India were political players in Africa, while Japan limited itself to trade and investment in Africa.
Africa and Asia have historically been allies against Western exploitation and have also been rivals as producers of raw materials.
India and West Asia have led the way in the soft power of culture and religion in Africa while Japan and China have engaged in the harder disciplines of the economy and the construction of infrastructure.
This book explores the historical and unfolding dynamic interactions among China, India, Japan, and Africa and their ramifications.