Barack Obama and African diasporas : dialogues and dissensions / Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.Material type: TextPublisher: Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, c2009Description: ix, 246 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780821418963 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0821418963 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780955507960 (Ayebia Clarke : pbk. : alk. paper); 0955507960 (Ayebia Clarke : pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): African diaspora | Obama, Barack | Africa -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa | Africa -- Foreign relationsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Barack Obama and African diasporas.DDC classification: 305.896 LOC classification: DT16.5 | .Z45 2009Other classification: ML 6300
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
President Obama: America finally grows up -- The republicanization of America: an African's observations on the 2004 US Elections -- The agony of Zimbabwe -- The political wrath of Hurricane Katrina -- The postcolonial uprising in France -- Madam president: the changing gender dynamics of African politics -- Cartoons as weapons of mass provocation -- Angelina Jolie discovers Africa -- The Arab-Israeli conflict revisited: back to the madness of war -- Clouds over the rainbow nation: South Africa and the Zuma saga -- The power, possibilities and perils of African nationalisms -- Barack Obama and African diasporas: dialogues and dissensions -- In defence of the new diasporas and brain mobility -- Love, lies, Wolfowitz, and the World Bank -- The class of 2007: the rising costs of middle class certification -- Dancing with the dragon: Africa's courtship with China -- The contemporary relevance of pan-Africanism -- The 2007 Kenya elections: holding a nation hostage to a bankrupt political class -- The Africa cup of nations: for the love of football and leisure -- Remembering Martin Luther King: beyond the sanitization of a dreamer -- The political wonder that is Obama -- The whiteness of airports -- The racialized complexes of xenophobia -- Africa's global summits: the rise of the continent or back to the scramble? -- The curse of oil returns and the search for new energy futures -- The dawn of the Obama era: in memory of the ancestors -- Waiting for the Obama dividend: the future of Africa-US relations.
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Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and Presidential Professor of African American Studies and History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.