Thanks for the clarification. I find it very difficult to believe that bam is arab. Too much points the other way. islamic, yes.
If Obama Sr was his father, some arab ancestry is quite possible...but it’s not something he would write about in ‘Dreams’ is it?
What purpose does the book serve? The aim was to establish paternity. Why was that necessary?
By the late nineteenth century, the slave trade on the open seas had been completely outlawed by the British and the Omani Arabs had little ability to resist the Royal Navy's ability to enforce the directive. The Omani presence continued in Zanzibar and Pemba until the 1964 revolution, but the official Omani Arab presence in Kenya was checked by German and British seizure of key ports and creation of crucial trade alliances with influential local leaders in the 1880s. However, the Omani Arab legacy in East Africa is currently found through their numerous descendants found along the coast that can directly trace ancestry to Oman and are typically the wealthiest and most politically influential members of the Kenyan coastal community.