Richard Poplak

Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. Now a full-time writer, Poplak is a senior contributor at South Africa’s leading news site, Daily Maverick, and a frequent contributor to publications all over the world. He is a member of Deca Stories, the international long-form non-fiction collective. Since 2010, Poplak has been traveling across Africa, seeking out the catalysts and characters behind the continent’s 21st century metamorphosis. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey Into Africa’s Changing Fortunes.

Last Updated: March 25, 2016

Continental Shift: How China is Changing Africa

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For their new book, Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s 21st Century, South African authors Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak embarked on a 14-country odyssey across two continents over a span of five years to report on Africa’s changing...