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Obama and Kenya : contested histories and the politics of belonging

Author: Matthew Carotenuto; Katherine Luongo
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2016]
Series: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barack Obama's political ascendancy has focused worldwide attention on Kenya. Carotenuto and Luongo argue that efforts to cast Obama as a "son of the soil" of the Lake Victoria basin invite insights  Read more...

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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Obama, Familie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Carotenuto; Katherine Luongo
ISBN: 9780896802995 089680299X 9780896803008 0896803007 0896804925 9780896804920
OCLC Number: 932386957
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. Obama and Kenya --
Discovering Obama in Kenya --
Representations of Kenya: myth and reality --
The Obama family: ethnicity and the politics of belonging in Kenya --
Part II. Contested histories and the politics of belonging --
The politics of condemnation: the American right's reactions to Obama's roots in Kenya --
The politics of celebration: ethnic grandeur and Obama's heroic embrace --
Political violence and history at the ballot box --
Obama for Africa or Africans for Obama? --
Epilogue: Tuko Pamoja: we are together.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Global and comparative studies series ;, no. 15.
Responsibility: Matthew Carotenuto and Katherine Luongo.

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"In the US, Barack Obama is African; in Africa, he is Kenyan; and in Kenya, he is Luo. ... Historians Carotenuto (St. Lawrence Univ.) and Luongo (Northeastern Univ.) emerge from the pages of this Read more...

 
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