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Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance /

Barack Obama.

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Main Author: Obama, Barack.
Vernacular: أحلام من أبي : قصة عرق وإرث‎
Published: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2004.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.; Rev. ed.
Topics: African Americans - Biography. | Racially mixed people - United States - Biography. | Racism - United States. | African Americans - Biography. | 71.62 ethnic relations (sociology) | Racial discrimination. | Race relations. | Presidents. | 71.62 ethnic relations (sociology) | Candidats à la présidence - États-Unis - Biographies. | Noirs américains - Biographies. | Métis - États-Unis. | RacismeÉtats-Unis. | Rasism - Förenta staterna. | Afro-amerikaner - biografi. | Obama, Barack. | Obama, Barack, 1961- | Obama, Barack, 1961- | Obama, Barack Hussein, (1961- ...) - Biographies.
Regions: United States - Race relations. | United States. | United States. | États-Unis - Relations interethniques.
Genres: Autobiographies. | Biographies. | Memoirs (form) | Autobiographies.
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Physical Description: xvii, 457 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 1400082773 (trade pbk.)
9781400082773 (trade pbk.)
Summary: 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.
Notes: Originally published in slightly different form: New York : Times Books, ©1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.
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