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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:   Print 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 father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Obama, Barack.
Dreams from my father.
New York : Times Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)973203187
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barack Obama
ISBN: 081292343X 9780812923438
OCLC Number: 31657921
Description: xi, 403 pages ; 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 father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first 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 father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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