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Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st pbk. 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
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Hussein Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barack Obama
ISBN: 1400082773 9781400082773
OCLC Number: 55534889
Awards: Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2009.
Description: xvii, 453 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.
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 mother's 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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