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Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance
Autor: Barack Obama
Sprecher: Barack Obama
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 8 Min.
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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.
©1995, 2004 Barack Obama (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Provocative....Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither." ( The 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)

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Plain honest!

This is a very inspiring autobiography and a super honest account of his own life. Obama doesn’t pose as an extraordinary person or hero or whatever. It’s his personal coming of age story and a very honest view on how racism, the heritage of all kinds of ‘great Americans’ (black and white), the people in his life (mother, father, stepfather, grandparents, people in Kenya, co-workers in Chicago, etc.) as well as his life in Hawaii, Indonesia, Chicago, Manhattan... influenced him. Very rich! PLUS, Obama reads it all himself! He even imitates voices and people! It all came to life before my eyes and it was as if he related it all to me personally, as if he were my personal story teller. Really pretty cool.

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