Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dreams of my Father - Barack Obama - recommended

Ignoring the author’s by-line and, if you are American, your political views, I recommend this book as a remarkable and brilliantly written autobiography.

'Dreams from my Father' is a journey story in more ways than one in which the writer struggles to unravel his heritage and place in life.

Published in 1995, it was written well before US candidacy was a figment of Obama’s imagination.
Apart from following his search which reaches over three continents, it also acknowledges the work of the many volunteers in the poor neighbourhoods whose ceaseless efforts usually go unrewarded and who often get no recognition for their hard work.
A real page-turner and thoroughly recommended read.

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