The Sunday Tribune on 2 August 2015

It is in many ways unfortunate that English dominates academic discourse across the globe. On the other hand, there is some use in having a lingua franca. One clear advantage is that people from different cultures can easily exchange ideas.

Over the past three years, I have been part of two projects based in South Africa that have sought  to relate  sub-Saharan African  values and interests to those in China. Although English has been our medium of communication, we have avoided mediating comparison of these two societies with the West.