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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - a must for the modern age, 26 Mar 2008
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This review is from: Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)
Forgetting for a moment who wrote this book; this is an engaging, thoughtful, intelligent, perceptive read. This is a real meditation on race and specifically, on what it means to grow up and search for one's racial identity in modern America. And yet, it is beautifully written. Rich in descriptive detail and almost novelistic vignettes, it is also pacey and hard to put down.

Returning to the author, it is truly hard to believe that this was written by a politician (although he wasn't at the time of writing). It is such a good read and provides such a thoughtful and open account of Obama's views and experiences, that it is truly breathtaking in this age of political posturing.

Read this to learn more about Obama. Read this to learn more about the divisions of America. Read this to learn about the black experience both in the US and in Kenya. Read this for the beauty of its writing, but above all, read it, you won't be disappointed.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2009 15:08:27 GMT
WAY2GO says:
Methinks Y-O-U should write too... LOL Has the thought crossed your mind? You certainly have a wonderful way of turning a phrase and of ironic placement in structure. This was a lovely review.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2009 00:51:07 BDT
Liammons says:
Oh so right. One doubts the truth of the actual name of the author(s) but isn't it a wonderful STORY, just filled with insight and drivel and just about enough interesting experiences to allow an analogy for any future situation. Never was a world leader better marketed in history, except Hitler. Scary thought.

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Eileen Shaw says:
My understanding is that Obama wrote this himself.

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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012 15:16:34 BDT
$16tn and counting. Maybe we can all live on eternal debt!
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