Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance

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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, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawai'i, 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 ...

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Judith K

Jul 21, 2020

Terrific background to a man who gave much

Barack Obama had a childhood that ranged from Bali to Hawaii; struggling to find himself. He attended college in Hawaii then switched, ending up at Harvard Law. Many of his doubts growing up as a biracial child, living with his American grandparents, meeting his Kenyan grandfather only twice, once when he was 8, left him with questions about his family in Kenya and took him on a trip there with his half-sister. Before that he worked in community development in Chicago, under hard circumstances but persevered for 3 years. And he promised to return, which he did. The trip to Kenya was mind opening, and this reader feels that Obama was the most trained, ready to lead President the USA has ever had. Look forward to his later books as this only goes to the beginning of his political life.

Myrna

May 9, 2016

Wonderful

I read this book before but lost it! I was happy to finish again!

CALSGAL

Apr 30, 2010

Misplaced Dreams

I voted for Obama, but was disappointed in his views. Not what you would think of for our President..

pamela1717

Aug 29, 2009

Audiobook.

I don't even feel as if I should give this any type of star rating but I am required so I give it 2 stars. A bit disappointing for me and maybe it was because of Obama's narration...I'm just not sure. It just seemed to drone on and on for me and when I got to the part I was looking forward to (Obama travelling back to Africa) I realized I wasn't really listening anymore so I just decided to stop (and I only had 1.5 CDs to go). I was also a little turned off by the "unofficial" campaign blurb he gave in the first 3 tracks before the narration began--not necessary to the story. Too bad, I was looking forward to this one but maybe I just couldn't relate or perhaps I would have done better if I'd experienced this as a printed media rather than an audio one. Still, as he is our current president I would still recommend to others to read (but not listen to).

csreader

Aug 21, 2009

Give insight into the live and experiences lived by our president

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