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Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father₇a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man₇has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey₇first to a small town in Kansas, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barack Obama
ISBN: 081292343X 9780812923438
OCLC Number: 31657921
Description: xi, 403 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Barack Obama.
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father₇a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man₇has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey₇first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother₂s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father₂s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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