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17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summer

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summer

Former President Barack Obama is a prolific reader .
It's a tradition for him to make a list of summer reading each year.
This year's book recommendations focused on African literature.
Former President Barack Obama is making his first trip to Africa since he left the White House last year. So, his annual summer reading list, which he posted on Facebook , is focusing on African literature.
"Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home," he wrote in the July 13 post. "I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences - a journey I wrote about in my first book, Dreams from My Father."
Along with these six new recommendations, we also included the 11 books that Obama praised in a conversation in 2017 with Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for the New York Times.
Here's what the former president said you ought to read this summer : 'Things Fall Apart,' by Chinua Achebe
Obama says:
"A true classic of world literature, this novel paints a picture of...

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