ANDREW BROOKS is a lecturer in development geography at King’s College London and an editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies. His research examines the history and politics of development, and particularly the geographies of economic and social change in Africa. Work has taken him around the world, from the rural Highlands of Papua New Guinea to the post-industrial ruins of urban Detroit, and he has led field trips among the skyscrapers of Hong Kong and the semi-deserts of southern Spain. He has contributed to debates and featured in international media including BBC Radio 4 and World News, CNN, The Guardian, The Economist and the Washington Post.
Andrew’s primary research and publications on Africa have included extensive investigations of markets and politics in Malawi and Mozambique as well as Chinese investment in Zambia. His books include The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity (Zed 2017) and Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes (Zed 2015).