Cartoonist Takes the Mickey out of China’s Africa Grab

In How a Lone Ghanaian Cartoonist Stood up to China just published in Quartz Africa, freelance journalist Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu profiles a young artist

“Jollof War” casualty: As West African politicians bicker over which country makes the best version of this beloved rice dish, Xi Jinping makes off with the real prize.

who has emerged as a thorn in the side of China as it works overtime to forge a friendly, ‘win-win’ image for itself as a partner to African business.

Earlier this year, Ghana’s Bright Tetteh Ackwerh drew and published a cartoon that annoyed China’s ambassador to Ghana, who reportedly presented a written complaint to the host government.  But this seemed only to inspire the illustrator, and he has since gone on to sketch several more satirical ones. The one shown here at left is my favorite.

 

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