Dreams from My Father – A Story of Race and Inheritance By Barack Obama
The No 1 New York Times Bestseller
“[Barack Obama] is that rare politician who can actually write – and write movingly and genuinely.” New York Times
“Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Obama guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race.” Washington Post Book World
“Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Winter and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories..” Scott Turow
Written when he was 33, Barack Obama, son of a black African father and a white American mother, describes the search for meaning in his life as a black American.
Obama was two years old when his father walked out on the family. When, aged 21, he receives a phone call from Nairobi to say that his father is dead he is inspired to learn the truth of his father’s life.
Thus begins Obama’s emotional odyssey that sees him travel to Kansas, Hawaii and Kenya in search of his family’s roots.
A memoir that rightfully belongs on the shelves alongside the autobiography of Malcolm X, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read.
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BARACK OBAMA is the U.S. senator-elect from Illinois. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Maia and Sasha.
On 10 February 2007 Obama announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.