Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barak Obama
2004 reprint of the original 1995/
First Edition (Thus), Fourth Printing, SIGNED by President Barak Obama.
Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket in protective mylar.
Near fine condition. Tiniest bit of wrinkling to top of dust jacket over spine. (See close up photos).
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.