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Publisher Description

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.

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).

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2007
January 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown/Archetype
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Sosososoososo awesome ,

Good book

This book is so good

Itzatwist ,

self-serving drivel

For a person who is being touted as eloquent with words I am stunned by the un-engaging, self-serving, vacant nonsense of words he has thrown together. To call this a book is equivelent to calling an overflowing garbage bin fine art.
Save yourself the disappointment ... }8-P

SnowmanDavis ,

Insightful & Honest!

Great read!!!

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