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Chinese in Africa: how are they portrayed in popular African culture?

06 March 2018
12:30 - 13:30

Presenter: Dr Karen Ferreira-Meyers University of Swaziland

Date: 6 March 2018    
12:30 – 13:30
Venues: Pretoria, Durban,  Cape Town, PE and Sweetwaters

In this presentation, Dr Ferreira-Meyers looks at how Chinese immigrants are viewed through the eyes of African peoples as portrayed in contemporary African crime novels. She will analyse several recently (published after 2010) detective novels and thrillers published in Africa to discuss the interaction between fact and fiction, between ‘real’ life and its literary representations.

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact : Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail:

Cape Town: HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. Contact : Carmen Erasmus, Tel: (021) 466 7827, e-mail:

Durban: The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001. Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel: (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786, e-mail: , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail
Sweetwaters : Old Bus Depot, Mbubu Road, Sweetwaters. Tel: (033) 324 5000

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST

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