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Dreams From My Father CD

Dreams From My Father CD: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

  • award* Grammy Award Winner for best spoken album 2006
  • 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.

    Barack Obama
    About the Author

    Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a...

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    Extent:
    6pp
    Format:
    CD-Audio
    Text publication date:
    25 February 2009
    ISBN:
    9781921520624
    AU Price:
    $39.95
    NZ Price:
    $47.00
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