Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance
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Published:
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2004.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Rev. ed.
Physical Desc:
xvii, 442 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Special Collections - Civil Rights Room
SpecColl 305.896 O121d 2004 NCR
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).
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400082773 (trade pbk.), 1400082773 (trade pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 7.1, 26 Points

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Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Obama, B. (2004). Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance. Rev. ed. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack. 2004. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. Rev. ed. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. Print.

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