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The Resource Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

Label
Dreams from My Father
Title
Dreams from My Father
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Subject
Summary
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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Obama, Barack
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
Label
Dreams from My Father
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8d37486-deb5-4c0f-963e-1cfdd429cd64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307394125
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dreams from My Father
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c8d37486-deb5-4c0f-963e-1cfdd429cd64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307394125
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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