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Viewing Entry - Dreams from my father (S14874)
by Obama, Barack.

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TitleDreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance
Author / Responsible partyObama, Barack.
TopicsAutobiography. Racism -- United States. Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography. African Americans -- Biography. United States -- Race relations.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberS14874
Original Print PublisherNew York: Crown, 1995.
NarratorBarack Obama.
Narrator NameBarack Obama.
Participant or performer noteBarack Obama.
Narrators GenderMale narrator