The road to the embassy hampered by traffic: cars, motorcycles, tricycle rickshaws, buses, and jitney stuffed twice the capacity, the procession of wheels and a struggling human foot found a place in the heat of one afternoon. We advanced a few yards, stopped, got a gap, and stopped again. Our taxi driver drove a group of children who peddle candy and cigarettes, then a taxi almost-almost on a motor scooter that brings the whole family in the back-father, mother, son, and daughter, all of them joined the bike sideways while turning, their mouths wrapped in a handkerchief to reduce effects of exhaust gases, a family who break the rules. (Page 50).
Books written by Barack Obama was first published in 1995 is divided into three section. Except Introduction and Epilogue. Part one of The Origin, Part two: Chicago, and part three: Kenya. In part one we'll get the history of family origins obama obama is also about the impression of Indonesia. In part two we will learn how the persistence obama as a social activist in Chicago. And the last part of Kenya, we were in an adventure to bring the beauty of one country in Africa, namely Kenya. Also touching meeting between Obama and his large family.
Barack Hussein Obama II, who was born 4 August 1961 writes in his book on the part of many memories of Indonesia. We lived in Indonesia for three years time, between 1968 until 1971. as a result of her marriage to an Indonesian national named Lolo, students who met her at the University of Hawaii. His name means "crazy" in Hawaiian, which made my grandfather always giggling. However, the meaning of the name is not suitable for him, because Lolo has a good behavior and gentle toward others. (Page 53)
Interesting to know his biological mother's role as the majority in a very caring Amarika future of education and children. It is said that while in Indonesia, for five days a week, he came into my room at four o'clock in the morning, forcing me to eat breakfast, and proceeded to teach me English lessons for three hours before going to school, so Barry (Obama's first name) can be adjusted to lessons in American schools if they later returned to America.
In the second part of this book, narrated by Obama from the search process identity in the midst of a strong racism in American in those days. How he had immersed himself in the influence of alcohol and marijuana. And a big thanks to her loving to encourage Obama to be diligent in learning, then Obama successful periods underlying identity search and successfully completing a degree at Columbia University and worked at Business International Corporation and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
A difficult start, as written by Obama: In six months, I ran out of money, unemployed, eating canned soup. By seeking inspiration, I came to listen to lectures Kwame Toure, aka Stokely Carmichael, famous people from SNCC and the Black Powder. At the entrance to the auditorium, two women one black, one of asia, selling Marxist books and argue about Trotsky's role in history. (The 174).
And after having met with Marty Kaufman, a Jew who was setting up a fund-raising movement in Chicago, then Barack Obama began working with him. Here, Obama began to elaborate the root problems faced by the poor, especially from the blacks.
From this point Barack Obama hammered into an activist to be patient, painstaking, pressing his ego, and also menomor duakan personal life, and ended when Obama was accepted as a student at Harvard Law School.
In the third part, Obama told the trip to Kenya - Afika before he went to college at Harvard. In Obama's journey to meet his half brothers and grandmother. Through them Obama can learn in detail about the history of his extended family. How cultural background and the nature of his father's lineage, in addition of course to know more about his father's large family tree.
Indeed, as in Barrack Obama admit, there are dangers inherent in the autobiographical book, the temptation to color events in ways that please the author himself, a tendency to too high at his experiences in comparing the experience of others, and deliberate remove certain memories. But overall I think the book was interesting to read and very Inspiring. How does the struggle of this life we must always fight for my dreams, dreams, hopes, aspirations to be a success. Not only in terms of success in terms of material and political position or positions. But success in the sense of the limitations that we have we can be useful for society and humanity. By always prioritizing Tolerance.