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What he’s reading: Obama’s Africa trip reading list

Obama stands in a doorway looking out
Obama visits the House of Slaves in Dakar, Senegal in 2013. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of his first trip to Africa since leaving office, former President Barack Obama put together a list of summer reading books about the African continent in a Facebook post.

The big picture: Obama's trip will include stops in Kenya, where his father was from, and South Africa, where he'll give a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.