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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Large Print)

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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 fathera figure he knows more as a myth than as a manhas been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odysseyfirst to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mothers family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his fathers 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).

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About the Author

BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739325766
Author:
Obama, Barack
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Author:
Obama, Barack
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Copyright:
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20060404
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.54x6.40x1.53 in. 2.22 lbs.

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