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Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father
 

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 myt... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921351433
Barcode 9781921351433
Published 25 February 2008 by Text Publishing Co
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Obama, Barack
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ISBN-13 9781921351433
ISBN-10 1921351438
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 25 February 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Multicultural Studies
Political Leaders & Leadership
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 326g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code 69188

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2009
NZ Review 'Barack Obama...the Democratic Party's new rock star, is that rare politician who can actually write-and write movingly and genuinely about himself.' New York Times 'Beautifully crafted...moving and candid...this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride's The Color of Water as a tale of living astride America's racial categories.' -- Scott Turow 'A beautiful reflection on an unusual background and a thoughtful analysis of what race means in America today.' Scotsman 'An honesty and self-awareness not always found in autobiographers, and more rarely in potential leaders of the free world.' Telegraph 'A remarkable story, beautifully told.' Observer

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