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Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father (Main - Canons Edition)

By Obama, Barack

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama. This boo... read full description below.

ISBN 9781847673527
Barcode 9781847673527
Published 3 June 2007 by Canongate Books
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Series Canons

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ISBN-13 9781847673527
ISBN-10 184767352X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Canongate Books
Imprint Canongate Books
Publication Date 3 June 2007
International Publication Date 20 November 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Main - Canons Edition
Edition Main - Canons Edition
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Series Canons
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Multicultural Studies
Politics & Government
Political Leaders & Leadership
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African Americans - Biography, Racially mixed people - Biography - United States, Racism - United States, United States - Race relations
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 973.0405967625013
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging.

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, President Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An American classic, written with grace and precision

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Author's Bio

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams From My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller. In November 2008 Senator Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. He was re-elected in 2012 and served a second term which concluded in 2016. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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