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Title Race and identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father : a collection of critical essays / edited by Michael A. Zeitler and Charlene T. Evans ; with a foreword by Molefi Kete Asante
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (306 pages)
Contents Introduction / Michael A. Zeitler -- A knot to bind our experiences together : storytelling in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father and critical race theory / Erin Ponton Fiero -- No apology for the show : performance and oratorical self-creation in Obama, Douglass, and Ellison / Granville Ganter -- Slumming and self-making in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / David Mastey -- In search of my father's garden : Kenya as the focal point for the study of a new kind of narrative in African American autobiography / Claire Joly -- An image of Africa : race and identity in Barack Obama's rewriting of Conrad's 'Heart of darkness' / Michael Zeitler -- Obama, Ellison, and the search for identity / Rita Saylors -- Voices of his mothers : feminist interventions and identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Letizia Guglielmo -- Queer coherence : loss and hybridity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Patricia Harris Gillies -- The search for race and masculine identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Dolores Sisco -- Beyond race : racial transcendence in Jean Toomer's Cane and Barack Obama's Dreams from my father / Charlene T. Evans -- Glorious burdens : a Lacanian reading of racial passing, inheritance, and paternal desire in Obama's Dreams from my father / Nicholas Powers
Summary This book examines significant aspects of President Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father both in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of the relevant historical and cultural productions that inform it. The authors view the book a work of literature and compare it to other works by black authors such as Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison among others. Some authors contest the idea that the book was written during a pre-political stage in President Obama's life because it was released to coincide with his first political campaign in Chicago, Il
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Subject Obama, Barack. Dreams from my father.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Charlene T.
Zeitler, Michael A., 1948-
ISBN 0773421483 (electronic bk.)
9780773421486 (electronic bk.)