THE AFRICA BAZAAR Staff Writer
August 19, 2018
Former President Barack Obama just added five more books to this year’s summer book recommendations.
As habitual of the “Obama’s list,” the latest recommended books from Mr. Obama, who is currently vacationing with his family at the Martha’s Vineyard after his recent trip to Africa and Europe. span literary genres and nationalities.
“This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth,” Obama wrote on his Facebook page.
Below are the five books Mr. Obama said he has read this summer:
Educated by Tara Westover is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind.
Set after WWII, Warlight by Michael Ondaatje is a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family.
With the recent passing of V.S. Naipaul, I reread A House for Mr Biswas, the Nobel Prize winner’s first great novel about growing up in Trinidad and the challenge of post-colonial identity.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.
Factfulness written by international public health expert, Hans Rosling, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.
The Obama’s much anticipated new books, Mr. Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is expected to be published, respectively, later this year.
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