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Dreams from My Father

Author : Barack Obama
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison 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. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman

Barack Obama s Literary Legacy

Author : Richard Purcell
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President Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope (2006) have received positive and extensive critical attention from both professional reviewers and University scholars. While literary intellectuals have praised Obama's memoirs for the style in which he composed them, social scientists and partisan political analysts have thus far generally monopolized discussion of President Obama's writings. Yet there has been a recent surge of interest in the literary merits of Obama's writings. Our volume understands "literary" to indicate a host of a priori relationships that successful, artful writing brings to the surface of a written work. These are instantiated in narrative form, thereby revealing what Edward W. Said famously defined as the "worldliness" of the literary object. In the case of President Obama's writings, and Dreams from My Father in particular, those relationships are evident in the author's negotiation of literary tradition, rhetorical modes and historical narratives. By positioning the "literary" at this vantage, at the point where writing and the world converge, the volume's contributors assert the indispensable, and urgent, import of understanding the President not only in political terms, but, more importantly, in literary terms that place him within a long tradition of American literary-political authorship.

Dreams from My Father

Author : Carol Hart
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Summary Dreams From My Father

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The must-read summary of Barack Obama's book: “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance”. This complete summary of "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama, the outgoing US president, outlines the compelling and heartrending story of Obama's young life, raised by a white mother and dealing with the absence of his father. It begins when Obama hears of his estranged father's death, news which inspires an emotional odyssey to his mother's family's town in rural Kansas and to Kenya to meet the African side of his family, where he finally reconciles his divided inheritance. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand Obama's sentimental journey to confronting the truth of his inheritance • Expand your knowledge of American politics and race relations To learn more, read "Dreams From My Father" and discover how Obama at last reconciled his divided origins.

My Father s Dreams

Author : Evald Flisar
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My Father's Dreams is a controversial and shocking novel by Slovenia's bestselling author Evald Flisar, and is regarded by many critics as his best. The book tells the story of fourteen-year-old Adam, the only son of a village doctor and his quiet wife, living in apparent rural harmony. But this is a topsy-turvy world of illusions and hopes, in which the author plays with the function of dreaming and story-telling to present the reader with an eccentric 'bildungsroman' in reverse. Spiced with unusual and original overtones of the grotesque, the history of an insidious deception is revealed, in which the unsuspecting son and his mother will be the apparent victims; and yet who can tell whether the gruesome end is reality or just another dream - This is a novel that can be read as an off-beat crime story, a psychological horror tale, a dream-like morality fable, or as a dark and ironic account of one man's belief that his personality and his actions are two different things. It can also be read as a story about a boy who has been robbed of his childhood in the cruelest way. It is a book which has the force of myth: revealing the fundamentals without drawing any particular attention to them; an investigation into good and evil, and our inclination to be drawn to the latter.

Obama Effect The

Author : Heather E. Harris
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Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Knock Knock

Author : Daniel Beaty
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Every morning, I play a game with my father.He goes knock knock on my doorand I pretend to be asleeptill he gets right next to the bed.And my papa, he tells me, "I love you." But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.

Dreams of Inspiration in My Father s Hands

Author : Ruth Freeman
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A Christian writer of poetry from inspirational dreams. Ruth has always loved the beautiful representation of how Gods inspirational words reflect when they connect with the human spirit and the souls humanity.

The Roots of Obama s Rage

Author : Dinesh D'Souza
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Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African-American radical, a big government liberal. But somehow the critics have failed to reveal what's truly driving Barack Obama. Now bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza throws out these misplaced attacks in his new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage. The reason, explains D'Souza, that Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in "The Dreams of His Father": a deeply-hostile anti-colonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything for which we stand. Viewing Obama through this anti-colonialism prism and drawing evidence from President Obama’s own life and writings, D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

Questions for My Father

Author : Vincent Staniforth
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Offers questions that a son might ask his father, in order to open a powerful relationship that is often overlooked

The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams

Author : . Nasdijj
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THE BLOOD RUNS LIKE A RIVER THROUGH MY DREAMS transports readers to the majestic landscapes and hard Native American lives of the desert Southwest and into the embrace of a way of looking at the world that seems almost like revelation. Born to a storytelling Native mother and a roughneck, song-singing cowboy father, Nasdijj has lived on the jagged-edged margins of American society, yet hardship and isolation have only brought him greater clarity--and a gift for language that is nothing short of breathtaking. Nasdijj tells of his adopted son, Tommy Nothing Fancy, of the young boy's struggle with fetal alcohol syndrome, and of their last fishing trip together. It is a heartbreaking story, written with great power and a diamondlike poetry. But whether Nasdijj is telling us about his son, about the chaotic, alternately harrowing and comical life he led with his own parents, or about the vitality and beauty of Native American culture, his voice is always one of searching honesty, wry humor, and a nearly cosmic compassion. While Nasdijj struggles with his impossible status as someone of two separate cultures, he also remains a contradiction in a larger sense: he cares for those who often shun him, he teaches hope though he often has none for himself, and he comes home to the land he then must leave. THE BLOOD RUNS LIKE A RIVER THROUGH MY DREAMS is the memoir of a man who has survived a hard life with grace, who has taken the past experience of pain and transformed it into a determination to care for the most vulnerable among us, and who has found an almost unspeakable beauty where others would find only sadness. This is a book that will touch your soul.

My Father s Protection

Author : Corina Anna
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The only thing that denying or ignoring the truth does is to delay the inevitable. It will eventually come out. "The end result is worth the hurt and struggle it takes to face the truth." Writing this book took courage — and the power of God. Corina Anna had to confront the lies of shame, dysfunction and fear of "rocking the boat" to bring forth the truth of her painful childhood. Corina Anna's honesty will bring liberation to those who have been scarred by the shame of their pasts, particularly victims of sexual and physical abuse. First and foremost, this book is a testament to the power of God's great love and protection for all those who trust in Him. Corina Anna's message of hope will encourage you whether you've been a believer for many years or you're still wondering if you can trust God with your life. Her candidness in sharing how she has learned to interact with God in her everyday circumstances will inspire you to experience God's kindness and direction in your own life.

Dreamboat Dad

Author : Alan Duff
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A compelling novel with an unexpected revelation that throws a powerful punch. Yank is an ordinary enough teenager, except that he lives in a thermal wonderland (frequented by tourists eager to view the geysers and boiling mud) and except for the fact that one of those tourists (an American soldier visiting during the Second World War) was his father. The locals gave the boy the nickname of Yank, a name that makes him different and ensures his mother's husband will never accept him as his own. So who was Yank's real father? Yank has only his dreams to fill the void, until the day a letter arrives . . .

An Angel Spoke to Me

Author : Theresa Cheung
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Theresa Cheung, author of the Sunday Timesbestselling, An Angel HealedMe, returns with a brand new collection of astonishing true stories about the many different ways our guardian angels speak to us and reveal their divine messages of comfort, guidance and inspiration. The remarkable and honest accounts in An Angel Spoke to Meare proof that extraordinary things can and do happen to ordinary people, healing and transforming their lives in the process. These remarkable stories of angelic intervention remind us that there is so much more to this life than we will ever know. From out of nowhere, in our troubled world, our angels can send us much needed messages of comfort, mercy, goodness and love from the other side.

Dreams in the African Literature

Author : Nelson Osamu Hayashida
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"This is a substantial contribution to the understanding of an important aspect of African Christianity; the place of dreams in daily life, and their significance as interpreted by a representative body of African Christians ..."--Andrew Walls.

My Life My Dreams and My Hopes The Autobiography of Alexander Chester Johnson

Author : Alexander C. Johnson
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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

Author : Mark Batterson
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Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson

My Father And My Two Loves

Author : Miryam M. Roche
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MY FATHER AND MY TWO LOVES is a love story about the American dream of success of a young Chilean/ North American psychologist, Victoria Wellington, who thinks her life is perfect in the U.S, but when her father dies in Chile, her world collapses with grief and desperation. She returns to Chile and joins her family in grief. Amidst the grief, unexpectedly, Pierre, a journalist, seduces Victoria and she thinks that he is her ideal man. However, after some time that love fades away when she falls in love with Edward, one of Pierre’s best friends. A love triangle leads Victoria to an unimaginable tragedy and to understand the psychology and meaning of true love. The novel represents the human condition from which we cannot escape such as love, death, and hope. Inspired by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Roche uses dreams to express unconscious wishes in which she tries to revive, recreate, and remember her father.

Thirty Days with My Father

Author : Christal Presley
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When Christal Presley's father was eighteen, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he was never the same. Christal's father spent much of her childhood locked in his room, gravitating between the deepest depression and unspeakable rage, unable to participate in holidays or birthdays. At a very young age, Christal learned to walk on eggshells, doing anything and everything not to provoke him, but this dance caused her to become a profoundly disturbed little girl. She acted out at school, engaged in self-mutilation, and couldn't make friends. At the age of eighteen, Christal left home and didn't look back. She barely spoke to her father for the next thirteen years. To any outsider, Christal appeared to be doing well: she earned a BA and a master's, got married, and traveled to India. But despite all these accomplishments, Christal still hadn't faced her biggest challenge—her relationship with her father. In 2009, something changed. Christal decided it was time to begin the healing process, and she extended an olive branch. She came up with what she called "The Thirty Day Project," a month's worth of conversations during which she would finally ask her father difficult questions about Vietnam. Thirty Days with My Father is a gritty yet heartwarming story of those thirty days of a daughter and father reconnecting in a way that will inspire us all to seek the truth, even from life's most difficult relationships. This beautifully realized memoir shares how one woman and her father discovered profound lessons about their own strength and will to survive, shedding an inspiring light on generational PTSD.

I Spy Hidden Angels from Shambhala

Author : John Chyan
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Based on my beliefs and spiritual experiences, I truly believe we all have missions we need to accomplish in our lives. I also believe if you have a true heart, then you must be a reborn angel from Shambhala or other paradises, no matter what your background is.