Dreams From My Father
A Story of Race and InheritanceBook - 2004
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 fatherb7sa figure he knows more as a myth than as a manb7shas been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odysseyb7sfirst to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his motherb2ss family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his fatherb2ss life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, , c1995.
Characteristics: xvii, 442 p. ;,25 cm.