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    Barack Obama Dreams from My Father “For we are strangers before them, and sojourners, as were all our fathers. 1 CHRON. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was offered a book contract, but the intellectual . was two years older than me, a senior who, as a result of his father's army transfer on the army bases, counting on him to ease my passage through unfamiliar.

    Barack Obama II lives in Indonesia - While Barack II lives in Indonesia he gains a more diverse view of the world and is introduced to other cultures at an early age. I think that the sense of equality he felt more with the people here led him in some way to be more geared towards civil rights activism on his return to the United States. His advocacy for change in social areas becomes a recurring theme throughout the book and is a key factor that drives him to higher education and government. As a result, his father is largely a mystery to him, even after his death. Regardless of his conflicted existence, he still serves as inspiration to Barack II. After his father's death, Obama travels to Kenya to learn more about his father and family. The memories of his father that Barack II uncovers deliver a message of fun-loving strength and perseverance. This translates into Obama's work with his community in Chicago. On his trip to Kenya he learns the true story of his father and grandfather from his paternal step-grandmother. This story reveals to him the shortfalls and frustrations of his father and grandfather, and allows him to complete the story of his father in his mind. All of his long and troubling questions about his father's abandonment of him and his father's troubled life are answered for him. It seems that these realizations complete him as a person and reinforce his strong pull to equality and acceptance. Barack Obama II Attends Harvard Law School - After facing failures in his civil-organizing career in Chicago, Barack II decides to go to law school in order to bring back a strength that he can use to benefit his community. Barack II describes a kind of bittersweetness to higher education in the black community; it seems to him as if when one achieves this education they are leaving their comrades in the dust.

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    During this period, Obama first visited Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ , which became the center of his spiritual life. He recounts part of this experience in the final, emotional third of the book.

    Obama used his memoir to reflect on his personal experiences with race and race relations in the United States. Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy, respectively. Pictured in right-hand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl.

    He also created composite characters to expedite the narrative flow. In this autobiographical narrative, a cross between a family saga and life stories from childhood to adulthood, the narrator, Barack Obama, bequeaths to us, in hybrid fashion, the legacy of a spiritual journey, a self-questioning-in short, a quest for maturation.

    In his encounter with the existential questions raised in fiction, they readily signify the anguishes of one left unsatisfied by the limits placed on the less than complete answers received from one side of his family. From the very start, the preface of this work underscores the high points in the author's life, namely, the search for identity fed by adventures, anecdotes, and small tales from his maternal grandparents.

    That cultural legacy enlivens young Barry's development. Indeed, the imprints of mixed cultures marked by an imbalance caused by the absence of a father and a of mother who left him too suddenly make him one who is troubled, anxious, absorbed by regret, and filled with remorse, saying that if he had known he would lose his mother, he would have paid more attention to the one who had been the only constant in his life As a young boy, he receives from his mother a work called Origins , stories of creation.

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