Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race And Inheritance Barack Obama Reprint Edition by Barack Obama is an account of the author’s life, his journey, and the crucial moments that led him to become the forty fourth U.S President in 2009.
The narrative begins with Obama’s life in Harvard Law School. Born in Hawaii, he led a difficult life having to deal with his parents’ divorce when he was only two. The absence of his father who was too busy finishing his Ph.D. in Harvard, led him to create an imaginary father figure for himself.
Obama’s mother remarried and the whole family moved to Jakarta. However, Obama returned to his grandparents in Hawaii for pursuing his education. Being the only black kid in his high school, things were rough on young Barack. Yet, he connected with the African-American community in Hawaii. This influenced him to a great extent.
In Occidental College, Obama described a different and carefree kind of life. After this, he moved to New York and majored in political science in Columbia University.
This book does not merely iterate the biographic details of the life led. The author emphasizes the pain, the emotions, and the jubilation he felt at every challenge he faced and eventually overcame.
At one point of the narrative, the author describes his journey to Kenya and meeting his relatives for the first time. This book stresses on the importance of race-relations and the need to obliterate racial divide.