Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama’s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother—a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego.
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama. 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.
Listened to BO read this before his reelection and I could see how he has had to walk a very TOUGH line between his two racial cultures without offending either. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance