Barack Obama: A Promised Land Review

Adebayo Adeniran
ILLUMINATION
Published in
7 min readDec 29, 2020

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In William Edward Burghardt Du Bois’ magnum opus, the souls of Blackfolk, the preeminent African American scholar of the 20th century, writes of a double consciousness, the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of the world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

Even though, nothing about the final sentence of the previous paragraph could ever be said to be applicable to the 44th President of the united states, The theme of a double consciousness pervades, the philosophic approach that Barack Obama…

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Adebayo Adeniran
ILLUMINATION

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible