Podcast: ‘African Identities in the Age of Obama’

Episode 35 of Africa Past and Present — the podcast about African history,culture, and politics — is now available at:

In this episode, Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott and Dr. Benedict Carton (History, George Mason University) report on the recent ‘African Identities in the Age of Obama’ conference. Bridging the gap between African Studies, African-American Studies, and Caribbean Studies, conference participants grappled with complex issues, including who and what does Obama represent? How do cultural aspects of the Obama phenomenon intersect with political and economic aspects?  What does Obama mean to people in Africa?Note: The sound quality improves after initial technical problems.****** Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by Matrix — the Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online http://matrix.msu.edu[1]Read the American Historical Association blog post on the podcast here: http://blog.historians.org/resources/899/africa-past-and-present-podcast-qa-with-dr-peter-alegi[2]

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