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Publisher's Summary

An international best seller that has sold more than a million copies in the UK, Dreams from My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging.

The son of a Black African father and a white American mother, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother’s family from Kansas to Hawai’i, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Written nearly 15 years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable story. It illuminates not only Obama’s journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.

Narrated by Barack Obama, this new edition brings to audiobook listeners the originally published text, as intended by the author.

©2007 Barack Obama (P)2021 Penguin Random House LLC

Critic Reviews

"An American classic, written with grace and precision." (Observer)

"Thoughtful, moving and brilliantly written." (Times)

"A man with a phenomenal life story." (Spectator)

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