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 famil
y 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Three Rivers Press Published: 08/09/2004 International: No
"Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither."
--New York Times Book Review
"Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Obama guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race."
--Washington Post Book World
"Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride's The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams's Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America's racial categories."
"Obama's writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring."
--Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
Book is in overall good condition!! Cover shows some edge wear and corners are lightly worn. Pages have a LARGE amount of markings. FAST SHIPPING W/USPS TRACKING!!!
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A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missi...show moreng pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. ...show less
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2004 Paperback Fair Minor shelf / edge wear. Moderate creases and wear from reading.
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Reprint Fair [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Torn pages: YES ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Three Rivers Press Pub Date: 8/10/2004 Binding: Paperback Pages: 480.
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