Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Reading list: fatherhood

At the Independent Gillian Orr came up with a reading list on fatherhood. Her choice of memoir:
Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Written in 1995, when the future President was preparing to launch his political career, this memoir is a striking account of coming to terms with one's identity. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama's parents split up when he was two years old. Obama Sr returned to Africa and his son only saw him once again. With the help of tales from his family and an emotional trip to Kenya, Obama is able to form an image of his father.
Read about the other books on Orr's list.

Dreams from My Father
also appears on Sammy Perlmutter's list of the five best books from Nobel winners who didn't win their medal for literature and Iain Finlayson's critic's chart of six books on young leaders.

--Marshal Zeringue