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The overseas Chinese

The Chinese diaspora is a tiny minority in southeast Asia, but it controls much of the region's wealth and is investing heavily on the mainland. Hard times lie ahead for the ethnic Chinese whose business methods are blamed for the…
Simon Long  

Art for Africa’s sake

What is African art? Is it different from European art? Nancy Hynes describes how Johannesburg's second Biennale became a battleground for South African identity politics. The organisers' internationalism met with resistance from those keen to emphasise African-ness
Nancy Hynes  

Identity parades

The dilemma for modern liberal states is how to combine tolerance for diversity with a commitment to universal civic values. Michael Ignatieff considers how Britain, and British identity, is dealing with this dilemma in the face of ethnic and religious…
Michael Ignatieff  

Museveni in Neasden

Twenty-five years after their arrival, the Ugandan Asians have become Britain's most successful minority. Now Uganda wants them back. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown remains wary
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown  

Casting about

Casting is-in part-a matter of appearance. Colour blind casting, says David Nathan, creates confusion and often ends up denying the existence of racism
David Nathan  

Mandela’s last dance

Behind South Africa's fading miracle lies a familiar African story. RW Johnson says that the country has exchanged one dominant party regime for another and, with Mandela's power waning, the new rulers are making the lives of whites and Asians…
RW Johnson  

Do you take sugar?

Many British habits have been shaped from the fruits of slave labour. James Walvin considers black claims for compensation for slavery and hopes they will at least encourage an open discussion of Britain's central role
James Walvin  

The last missionary

The South African "celebration" is fraying. Even liberal whites are frightened and many are leaving. RW Johnson, who last year returned to South Africa from Oxford, explains why they are worried but why he plans to stay
RW Johnson  

Jeremiah from Jamaica

Stuart Hall has been a central figure on the left for 40 years. The father of cultural studies-with its jargon-encrusted prose-is now in bleak mood
Peter Popham  

Same as the old boss

The success of the new South Africa depends on what happens in its factories and offices, which in turn depends on organised labour. David Honigmann considers whether the unions, central to bringing down apartheid, can now contain black aspirations
David Honigmann