Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Canons (Paperback)
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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Canons (Paperback)

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Published: 01/12/2016
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Waterstones Says

Showcasing the future President’s astonishing facility for the written word, Dreams From My Father is a thoughtful, penetrating meditation on family, heritage and understanding the past.

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 his divided inheritance. Written nearly fifteen years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782119258
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 337 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

Extraordinary . . . It's unique. It's his. There are no other ones like that - TONI MORRISON

An American classic, written with grace and precision - Observer

Thoughtful, moving and brilliantly written - The Times

A man with a phenomenal life story - Spectator

A bestseller because of its freshness and honesty - CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Sunday Times

A well-written account of Obama's struggle to establish his own views on identity and race, and all the more entertaining for its honesty - Financial Times

The only politician's life I have read that made me cry . . . elegant and surprising prose as well as a solid personal statement - IAN KELLY, The Times

With its honesty and cool language, and by virtue of having a story worth telling, the book impresses far more than the typical political memoir - COLIN WATERS, Sunday Herald

Obama has written a memoir . . . that evokes the anguish of miscegenation yet culminates in a cry of faith in human community . . . Obama is a born narrator, with a mastery of colour, scene and personality, deftly stirring them into the melting pot of a shared American identity. Rarely has that identity found so vivid a portraitist - SIMON JENKINS, Sunday Times

[Obama] writes with candour about racism, bigotry and hardship, but always there is a sense of wisdom - you feel you are in the presence of a very mature man . . . You will not fail to be moved by Obama's warmth and humility - Good Book Guide

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“Dreams from My Father”

Do not have a special feeling with American politics, and I read few American titles.So I bought this book for curiosity first, and I read it from the human point of view. But,yes,you can have an idea about the basics... More

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“Dreams from My Father”

I decided to read this as I hoped it would tell me more about the man who everyone is talking about. Before I read this I thought he was too perfect but this book showed me he is not perfect but he has morals and... More

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“Dreams from My Father”

This is a beautifully written honest story of a multiracial amazing fascinating man who grew up in the beautiful island of Hawaii moved to America worked his way through America's political system to become the... More

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