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 fatheraa figure he knows more as a myth than as a manahas been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odysseyafirst to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his motheras family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his fatheras 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 edition.Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obamaa#39;s maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Title||:||Dreams from My Father|
|Publisher||:||Broadway Books - 2007-01-09|