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Mohsen Makhmalbaf: ‘Why I tried to kill the Shah of Iran’

On April 13, 2015 by jenni marsh in South China Morning Post

Iranian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who was sentenced to death aged 17 (that decision was, thankfully, later reversed), sat down to talk to me about surviving multiple assassination attempts, making the film ‘Kandahar’ to educate the world about Afghanistan, and sharing a prison cell in Iran with the now-Supreme Leader’s brother. http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1761575/why-i-tried-kill-shah-iran-filmmaker-mohsen-makhmalbaf  

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Chinese in Zambia: getting rich and boosting tourism at Victoria Falls

On January 11, 2015 by jenni marsh in China-Africa reporting, South China Morning Post

In November 2014, I went to Zambia and Zimbabwe to visit a new wave of Chinese hotels opening around the stunning Victoria Falls. The Chinese in Zambia have long stood accused of profiteering from the copper-rich nation. Now, it seems, Chinese entrepreneurs are diversifying their wealth and investing in tourism, building hotels that are attracting Chinese […]

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Afro-Chinese marriages boom in Guangzhou: but will it be ’til death do us part’?

On June 4, 2014 by jenni marsh in China-Africa reporting, South China Morning Post

  In the first six months of 2014, I researched the growing trend for African men marrying Chinese wives in Guangzhou, and start mixed families. The project involved attending underground churches, late night hip hop concerts, integrated kindergartens, many wholesale wharehouses and connecting with the unofficial General Consulates each African community appoints. I found African […]

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