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Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance

by Barack Obama

  Print book : Biography  |  1st pbk. ed

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book review   (2009-05-28)

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by AnnetteDunlea

Book Review of Obama’s Dreams from my Father by Annette Dunlea Dreams of my Father: a Story of Race and Inheritance is written by Barack Obama. It is a paperback published by Three Rivers Press and its ISBN is 1400082773. This was written pre 1995, a candid and insightful memoir of the president’s childhood and early career. He discusses his maternal family who reared him and his struggle for identity as a black man in America. The absence of his father from his life left him lonely and isolated but he also received a legacy of a clever Kenyan to emulate. Obama ended up in Chicago as a community organiser. In the second half of the book after his father’s death he travels to Kenya to meet his extended family. He visits his father and grandfather’s graves. It contains deeply touching stories. It is an insightful book and a great read. Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap

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