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"Barack Obama’s Dual Triple Heritage,"
Journal of Pan African Studies (2008)
  • Amadu Jacky Kaba, Seton Hall University
Abstract

Contributing to Ali A. Mazrui’s (1986) Africa’s triple heritage concept, this paper argues that United States Senator Barack Obama from Illinois has a dual triple heritage: (1) race or ethnicity (ethnic origin) and (2) religion. The paper argues that the new positive friendship or partnership between the people of Africa and the people of the United States in the first decade of the 21st century is a contributing factor to the Barack Obama phenomenon. Finally, the paper claims that Barack Obama has the potential to help in uniting: (1) the United States; (2) Africa and the United States; (3) a Federal African Union; and (4) East-West regions of the three Old World continents (Africa, Asia and Europe).

Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Amadu Jacky Kaba. ""Barack Obama’s Dual Triple Heritage,"" Journal of Pan African Studies Vol. 2 Iss. 4 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amadu_kaba/16/