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Barack Obama to publish his memoirs

Barack Obama to publish his memoirs

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

The first volume, titled A PROMISED LAND, is scheduled for global release on Tuesday, 17 November, 2020, and will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages. 

Said President Obama, 'There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in A PROMISED LAND I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it; my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made; and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then – and that as a nation we are grappling with still.'

A promised land by Barack ObamaIn the book, I’ve also tried to give readers a sense of the personal journey that Michelle and I went through during those years, with all the incredible highs and lows. And finally, at a time when America is going through such enormous upheaval, the book offers some of my broader thoughts on how we can heal the divisions in our country going forward and make our democracy work for everybody – a task that won’t depend on any single president, but on all of us as engaged citizens. Along with being a fun and informative read, I hope more than anything that the book inspires young people across the country – and around the globe – to take up the baton, lift up their voices, and play their part in remaking the world for the better.'

Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hopeand the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize..

You can pre-order the book here.