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Dreams from my father [electronic resource] : A Story of Race and Inheritance. Barack Obama.

Obama, Barack. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307394125 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2007.

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Summary, etc.: 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. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).From the Trade Paperback...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2007. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1754 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 704 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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