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Author Carotenuto, Matthew,
Title Obama and Kenya : contested histories and the politics of belonging / Matthew Carotenuto and Katherine Luongo.
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, 2016.

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Author Carotenuto, Matthew,
Series Ohio University research in international studies, global and comparative studies series ; no. 15
Subject Obama, Barack -- Family.
United States -- Relations -- Kenya.
Kenya -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
Kenya -- Politics and government -- 2002-
Group identity -- Kenya.
Alt Name Luongo, Katherine, 1975-
Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Summary 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 into the politicized uses of Kenya's past.
ISBN 9780896804920 (electronic bk.)
0896804925 (electronic bk.)
9780896802995
089680299X
9780896803008
0896803007
OCLC # 954221209
Additional Format Print version: Carotenuto, Matthew. Obama and Kenya. Athens : Ohio University Press, 2016 9780896802995 (DLC) 2016006262 (OCoLC)932386957


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